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A new two-hour BBC drama takes a behind the scenes look at the lives of the Bronte sisters. Emily Bronte penned Wuthering Heights; Charlotte gave us Jane Eyre and Anne, Agnes Grey. Such literary talent in one family.

This drama shows us the story behind these talented three women. They face a bleak future, with their father half-blind and troubled brother Branwell in decline. As their situation worsens, Charlotte sees that writing could offer a way out. It is the story of the sister’s great novels and their extraordinary battle for recognition.

The drama was filmed in Haworth, York and stars Charlie Murphy (Happy Valley) as Anne; War & Peace’s Chloe Pirrie as Emily Bronte and Finn Atkins (Vera) plays Charlotte.

Writer and director Sally Wainwright says: “This is such an exciting and ambitious project, and we have already had a huge amount of interest in it. Something about the lives of these three brilliant, talented Yorkshire women seems to touch people at a very deep level. I am honoured that the BBC have asked me to bring to life this fascinating family in a story set in the heart of West Yorkshire.”

The drama will be broadcast on BBC One on Thursday, December 29 at 9pm. No word yet on when it will be released in Australia.

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