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Gentleman Jack: A Look at Episode 1

Like any true fan of Sally Wainwright’s writing, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the series Gentleman Jack. Episode 1 aired last night: I’ll take a look at a few of the things that struck me about the first episode.

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Suranne Jones in Gentleman Jack

Watch This: Trailer for Gentleman Jack – UPDATED

I’m quite excited about Gentleman Jack. It’s an 8 hour historical drama series about Anne Lister, one of England’s earliest out lesbians. It’s written by Sally Wainwright. It stars Suranne Jones. Could anything get better than that?

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Maxine Peake and Anna Madeley in The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

Review: The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

A comment from a reader sent me on a hunt for The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, which I found on Amazon Video. This 2010 BBC film introduced me to “the first modern lesbian in British history,” and sent

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Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

Watch This: Trailer for Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones’s Baby is the third in the Bridget Jones saga starring Renée Zellweger. Bridget Jones’s story is significant because it has been a woman-fronted comedy success story for 15 years. 

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Nicola Walker in Two British Dramas Airing Now

There’s a great article in The Daily Mail titled “Why the stars of our best TV dramas are suddenly all middle-aged women: At long last, this is grown-up television” that talks about many of my favorite actresses and shows –

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Recap: Last Tango in Halifax, S2, E6

The final episode of season 2 of Last Tango in Halifax lurches to a grim beginning and works its way through a lot of laughs to a mostly happy season conclusion. On the farm, the morning after her confession to

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Recap: Last Tango in Halifax S2, E5

Episode 5 of Last Tango in Halifax begins in Harrogate where the Elliots are packing a car with William’s (Edward Ashley) things as he sets off for Oxford. A for sale sign is outside the driveway. John (Tony Gardner) and

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