The extraordinary true story of a woman determined to be herself.
Maxine Peake (Little Dorrit, Silk) stars in a profoundly moving drama based on the real diaries of Anne Lister, a landowning woman who defied the conventions of her 19th century society to live openly as a lesbian.
When it is announced that the love of Anne's life Marianna Belcombe will be married to the older and wealthy Charles Lawton, Anne is distraught. And so she begins a string of relationships, most notably with the wealthy heiress Miss Ann Walker. But while Ann Walker is a proud, strong and supportive partner in a time when lesbianism just isn't tolerated, can Anne's feeling for her ever match those she has for Marianna?
Revealing a surprising side to the world painted by Jane Austen and the Brontes, The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister is an inspiring story of the first modern lesbian, a woman who challenged convention and was determined simply to be herself.