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Season 1 episodes (9)
1 I was just passing
Rejected by her would-be companion Vere Hobart, Anne Lister returns to her shabby ancestral home, Shibden Hall, determined to restore its fortunes and find herself a wife.
2 I just went there to study anatomy
Lister begins a playful but dangerous courtship of Ann Walker, who soon finds herself captivated by her charismatic and unusual neighbor.
3 Oh is that what you call it?
Lister and Ann Walker's liaison takes a thrilling turn, as mutual acquaintances begin to chatter about their relationship.
4 Most women are dull and stupid
Lister and Ann Walker are consumed by the excitement of their affair, until bad news yields a crippling secret.
5 Let's have another look at your past perfect
The arrival of an unsavory figure from Ann Walker's past stirs up trouble and prompts Lister to deal with matters in her own inimitable fashion.
6 Do ladies do that?
With Ann Walker's mental state in a downward spiral, Lister contemplates travelling to Europe alone. Aunt Anne and Captain Lister endure another visit from the irritating Mr. Abbott. Lister reopens her coal-mine negotiations with the Rawson brothers.
7 Why've you brought that?
Before setting off for Europe, Lister invites Christopher Rawson to Shibden to rebuke him for publicly insulting Marian. Later, Lister comes up with a bold strategy to mine her own coal and expose the Rawson brothers' industrial-scale theft.
8 Are you still talking?
Season One Finale. Difficult news from Shibden spurs Lister to leave behind her newly aristocratic lifestyle in Denmark, while Ann Walker finds the courage to take control of her own destiny in Scotland.
A quick preview of this series about 19th Century landowner Anne Lister who returns to her home to transform its fate--and with plans to marry a woman. Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle head up the cast.
About this show
Set in 1832 Halifax, West Yorkshire, and inspired by a remarkable true story, this new drama series follows the charismatic Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) as she attempts to revitalize her inherited home—and marry a wealthy heiress (Sophie Rundle).