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Episode 8

Episode 8 of 8

Difficult news from Shibden threatens to call Anne back from her aristocratic lifestyle in Denmark, while Ann Walker finally finds the courage to take control of her future.

Following a four-week journey north from Paris to Copenhagen chaperoning Miss Sophie Ferrall (the flirtatious sister of the aristocratic Countess Blucher), Anne Lister finds that the doors of Danish high society open effortlessly for her. Her delight in her glittering surroundings, along with her charisma and eccentricity, win her an audience with Queen Marie, who invites her to her birthday ball, where she will be obliged to dress entirely in white. Despite the pleasure Anne takes in all this, it's clear that inside she still struggles with the crushing disappointment of her estrangement from Ann Walker. When difficult news arrives from home, Anne is faced with a decision: whether to stay where she has found acceptance and appreciation, or to dutifully go home, back to where her heart was broken.

In Scotland, a shocking discovery about Captain Sutherland leads Ann Walker to make a bold resolution about her own future, while an unexpected visitor at Upper Southolm Farm threatens to finally expose Thomas Sowden’s macabre secret.

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 7 Jul 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
Miss Sophie Ferrall Stephanie Hyam
Queen Marie Sofie Grabol
Writer Sally Wainwright
Director Sally Wainwright
Producer Phil Collinson
Production Company Lookout Point


Cast and Characters

Cast and Characters

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

The Real Diaries of Anne Lister

The Real Diaries of Anne Lister

Her intimate diaries paint a picture of the changing world of early 19th century Britain.