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TV Drama: Jamaica Inn – S01 E01 – Jessica Brown Findlay

10/01/2019

 

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Jamaica Inn is a British drama television series that was first broadcast on BBC One for three consecutive nights from 21 to 23 April 2014. The three-part series, written by Emma Frost, is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier‘s gothic novel   Jamaica Inn.

Jamaica Inn is set in 1821. It tells the story of Mary Yellan (Jessica Brown Findlay) who is uprooted to live with her Aunt Patience (Joanne Whalley) after her mother dies. Mary finds Aunt Patience under the spell of her husband, Joss Merlyn (Sean Harris) after she arrives at Jamaica Inn, a coaching inn he owns in Cornwall. Mary soon realizes that the inn has no guests and is being used as the hub of Joss’ ‘free’ trade. Mary becomes attracted to Jem Merlyn (Matthew McNulty), Joss’ younger brother who is a petty thief. Mary meets Francis Davey (Ben Daniels), the parish vicar, and his sister Hannah (Shirley Henderson)

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