Gentleman Jack: “What would Anne Lister do?”

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Gentleman Jack fan, Rachael Biggs, shares a personal essay drawing inspiration from Anne Lister in our new issue  WORDS BY RACHAEL BIGGS, IMAGE BY JAY BROOKS When times are tough, it’s only right that we look towards our queer icons for help. Rachael Biggs has drawn plenty of inspiration from the world’s most famous lesbian [….]

SCREEN: Your Gentleman Jack season two update

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Gentleman Jack is back, baby  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Next year is already looking that little bit brighter with season two of Gentleman Jack on the cards. The BBC has yet to announce a start date for season two, but filming is currently taking place, so it looks like the new series will start in 2021. [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Me and Anne Lister

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Author, historian and “Lister Sister” Anne Choma discusses the impact of Gentleman Jack on her life – and ours BY ANNE CHOMA It’s been 12 months now since Gentleman Jack first aired on British and American TV, catapulting the extraordinary life of Regency diarist and lesbian Anne Lister into the global mainstream. When I cast [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Dear diary, take me back to Shibden Hall…

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Roxy Bourdillon heads up north on a Gentleman Jack mini-break BY ROXY BOURDILLON Hold onto your top hat, because I am on the lesbian pilgrimage. A part of me still can’t quite believe there even is a lesbian pilgrimage, and yet there must be because here I am on it, exploring the dykey delights of [….]

Happy Birthday, Anne Lister 🎂

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Carrie Lyell visits Shibden Hall to learn about Anne Lister and meet the cast and crew of new BBC drama, Gentleman Jack BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE BY JAY BROOKS I’m on my way from Edinburgh to Halifax, staring out the window at the rolling green hills of West Yorkshire. Though we’re still a good half [….]

DIVA Community: Have you joined us yet?

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Suranne Jones, Sandi Toksvig, Adele Roberts and Suzi Ruffell – the celebs sharing their support with DIVA’s online community BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE BY RETHA FERGUSON Launched as a way of bringing the lez/bi community closer together with everything that’s happening in the world right now, the Facebook-based, digital hangout DIVA Community has grown to [….]

SCREEN: Gentleman Jack series two production postponed

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Suranne Jones shares message of support with DIVA readers practising social distancing: “I’m just sending you love” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE British drama studio Lookout Point TV has today, 20 March 2020, announced that the second series of the much beloved series Gentleman Jack will be delayed as the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Sharing the [….]