The BBC/HBO co-production Gentleman Jack will receive its UK premiere on BBC One on Sunday May 19th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Gentleman Jack tells the story of Anne Lister, who, after years of exotic travel, returns to Halifax, determined to transform the fate of her family and their faded ancestral home Shibden Hall – and to find herself a wife. The drama will explore Anne Lister’s relationships at home with her family, her servants, her tenants and her industrial rivals, who will use any dirty tricks they can to bring her down. At its heart is her relationship with her would-be wife, the wealthy heiress Ann Walker. It has all the warmth, wit, humour and complexity that audiences have come to associate with Sally Wainwright’s writing.
The eight episode drama series, which hails from Happy Valley scribe Sally Wainwright and is based on the diaries of Anne Lister, is produced by Lookout Point and stars Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Stephanie Cole, Peter Davison, Amelia Bullmore, Katherine Kelly, Sofie Gråbøl, Vincent Franklin, Shaun Dooley, Joe Armstrong, Thomas Howes and Lydia Leonard. Sally Wainright, Sarah Harding and Jennifer Perrott are the directors. Phil Collinson is the series producer. HBO is co-producing and will air the series in the United States. The executive producers are Sally Wainwright, Faith Penhale and Laura Lankester for Lookout Point, Ben Irving for BBC One, and Francesca Orsi and Kathleen McCaffrey for HBO.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.