Sally Wainwright writes and directs this one-off British television drama which follows the lives of renowned authors the Brontë sisters. Set in 1840s Yorkshire, sisters Anne (Charlie Murphy), Charlotte (Finn Atkins) and Emily (Chloe Pirrie) must come together after their troubled brother Branwell (Adam Nagaitis) struggles to come to terms with a failed love affair and becomes consumed by alcohol and drug addictions. With their family situation worsening by the day, the sisters turn to writing as a way to escape the hardships of their family life. The cast also includes Jonathan Pryce and Rebecca Callard.
I enjoyed this gritty drama difficult to miss the message of the sad consequences of prejudiced thinking. One wonders how much talent was wasted without the opportunity of seeing the light of day. How glad we should be that at least not all got swallowed down but such short sighted society