Yorkshire, 1834. All eyes are on Anne Lister and Ann Walker as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple. Anne Lister’s entrepreneurial spirit frightens the locals as much as her unconventional love life and, with Halifax on the brink of revolution, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous.
The second season again uses the real life diaries of Lister – part of which were written in code – as its source, with every part of Lister’s story based in historical fact and the five million words she wrote in her journals. Read more about Lister and her diary at the West Yorkshire Archive Service Exhibit blog.
Season 2 is produced by Lookout Point for HBO and BBC One with executive producers Sally Wainwright, Suranne Jones, Faith Penhale, Will Johnston and Ben Irving; producers, Phil Collinson and Stella Merz; directors, Edward Hall, Amanda Brotchie and Fergus O’Brien.
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