Based on the extensive historical archive of Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire and portraying the lives of real people, this powerful scripted drama series depicts Britain at a time when the industrial revolution is changing the country beyond recognition.
In the 1830s, children as young as nine work 12-hour shifts in the mills, and the new class of mill-owning families prosper. But the so-called “white slaves of England” are about to take their lives into their own hands for the first time as outsiders with new ideas enter their world.
|Distributor:||Endemol Worldwide Distribution|
|Format:||4 x 60 min|
|Executive Producer:||Dominic Barlow, Julian Ware|
|Written by:||John Fay|
|Directed by:||James Hawes|
|Starring:||Kerrie Hayes, Matthew McNulty, Kevin McNally, Donald Sumpter, Aidan McArdle, Sacha Parkinson, Holly Lucas, Claire Rushbrook, Barbara Marten, Jamie Draven, Craig Parkinson, Katherine Rose Morley|