Gentleman Jack

Duration: 8 x 60’

Writer & Director: Sally Wainwright

For: BBC One, HBO

Gentlemen Jack (formerly known as Shibden Hall) brings all the warmth, wit and complexity of the writing of Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) to the remarkable story of Anne Lister. Charismatic, swashbuckling Anne Lister – who walked like a man and charmed her way into high society – determines to transform the fate of her ancestral home Shibden Hall. To do this, she must re-open her coal mines and marry well. But Anne has no intention of marrying a man. True to her own nature, she plans to marry a woman – and embarks on an extraordinary, epic, unconventional love story.

Duration: 8 x 60’

Writer & Director: Sally Wainwright

For: BBC One, HBO

“Anne Lister is a gift to a dramatist. She is one of the most exuberant, thrilling and brilliant women in British history, and I can’t wait to celebrate her. To bring Anne Lister to life on screen is the fulfilment of an ambition I’ve had for twenty years.”

Sally Wainwright