Halifax, Yorkshire, 1832. Charismatic, swashbuckling Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) 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 epic, unconventional love story. 'Gentleman Jack' brings all the warmth, wit and complexity of the writing of Sally Wainwright (BAFTA award-winning writer of Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) to the remarkable true story of Anne Lister.