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Episode 7

Episode 7 of 8

Anne finally confronts Christopher Rawson and, as she heads off to Europe, puts in place a bold but risky coal plan.

Anne Lister’s new groom arrives and, with her entourage complete, she sets off for Europe, determined to escape the heartache of her doomed relationship with Ann Walker. Before she leaves she is obliged to invite Christopher Rawson up to Shibden after he insults her sister Marian publicly in his bank. Undeterred by his warnings that her accusations will have dangerous repercussions, Anne comes up with a bold, reckless strategy to finally sink her own pit and expose the Rawsons' industrial-scale theft of her coal.

In Scotland, Ann Walker becomes increasingly isolated when she discovers that Captain Sutherland plans to marry her off to his cousin Alexander, a penniless rogue.

Leaving Shibden behind, Anne is desperate to distract herself from her failed relationship, so travels up to London with her old flame Mariana Lawton. Things come unstuck, however, when crippling memories of their past relationship fuel a series of explosive and hurtful conversations between the two women.

Despite his lowly social status, Thomas Sowden plucks up the courage to ask Mr Washington for his eldest daughter's hand in marriage.

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59 minutes

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Sun 30 Jun 2019 21:00


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Role Contributor
Anne Lister Suranne Jones
Ann Walker Sophie Rundle
Marian Lister Gemma Whelan
Aunt Anne Lister Gemma Jones
Jeremy Lister Timothy West
Thomas Sowden Tom Lewis
Samuel Washington Joe Armstrong
Christopher Rawson Vincent Franklin
Writer Sally Wainwright
Director Sally Wainwright
Producer Phil Collinson
Production Company Lookout Point Limited


Cast and Characters

Cast and Characters

Meet Anne Lister, the inimitable lady of Shibden Hall, and the characters in her life.

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