From the producers of Downton Abbey and writer Bill Gallagher comes Jamestown. This is the epic story of the first British settlers laying down the foundations for a New World and the start of the American dream. Jamestown is the tale of these pioneers as they establish a community whilst battling against the magnificent but inhospitable wilderness. 1619, Virginia. On what feels like the edge of the world sits the English colony of Jamestown. The settlement barely survived its first decade but is now on the brink of a new era with the arrival of Governor Sir George Yeardley. With him is a Charter granting land to the earliest male settlers in reward for their loyalty. He has also brought with him 90 women to 'make wives’. These women have been shipped over to encourage settlers to marry and ensure that the colony flourishes. Leaving behind a troubled past or searching for a better life, they join a settlement searching for its future. As this fledgling society evolves, we explore all that is good and ill about mankind, all set against the wild and beautiful backdrop of unspoilt Virginia.
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Jun 23, 2017

Season 1
Episode 8

A boat from England arrives, and Temperance gets hold of the letter that Jocelyn fears will contain details of her scandalous past. Meanwhile, Yeardley receives instructions from England heralding a political change that will affect everyone. Massinger finds a new way to torment the Sharrows but doesn’t account for the ingenuity of Alice. A petrified Jocelyn seeks comfort in the tavern and when a reckless abandon takes hold of her, she comes close to losing everything. Temperance has an awakening and the unsavoury behaviour of the men she has been so unquestionably devoted to forces her to seek a new ally. Redwick strikes a covert business deal which divides many in the town. As the farmers celebrate their summer harvest, a new chapter in Jamestown’s history is begun.
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