Channel 4’s four-part period drama The Mill will premiere on Sunday July 28th at 8pm, it has been announced.
Based on the real life story of workers employed at the Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, The Mill is set during time of immense social and industrial change, The Mill tells the story of the Quarry Bank Mill, which represented the shining light of modern thinking; the brain child of the financially driven but philanthropic Greg family. Located in the heart of the countryside it is very different to the mills of nearby overcrowded Manchester. Employing hundreds of people, Quarry Bank recruited children as young as nine as unpaid apprentices from orphanages and workhouses; migrants from as far afield as London, Ireland, Scotland and Norfolk flocked to Quarry Bank with its purpose-built village, school, church and surgery. The real drive for the Gregs was profit. Hours were long and hard in dangerous and unhealthy conditions and for many of this emerging working class, this was their first experience of rules and authority. Hard work was rewarded, with one young apprentice eventually becoming the manager of the Mill, but dissension was punished ruthlessly. The drama is produced by Darlow Smithson Productions and features a cast which includes Matthew McNulty (The Paradise), Ciaran Griffiths (The Bill), Kerrie Hayes (Good Cop), newcomer Conner Chapman and Kevin McNally (Pirates of The Caribbean).
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.