Sally Wainwright’s new eight-part drama follows one of the most formidable women of the 19th century: noted landowner and industrialist Anne Lister who is regarded as the ‘first modern lesbian’. Created, Written, Executive Produced and Directed (4 eps) by award-winning writer Sally Wainwright, it stars Suranne Jones, Gemma Whelan and Sophie Rundle.
THE GUARDIAN – 4 STARS -‘Sally Wainwright has turned Anne Lister’s diary into a thrilling coal-town romp that flirts with parody’
THE INDEPENDENT – 4 STARS – ‘This is its own programme, a confident, smart period drama with fabulous sets and costumes, especially Anne’s top hats and black suits, and a large warm heart.’
THE TIMES – 4 STARS – ‘Sally Wainwright, the talent behind Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax, is a superb writer. ‘