The first-look images of Shane Meadow’s first BBC offering The Gallow’s Pole wet our appetite and now a new trailer has been released – and we can’t contain ourselves.
Known for his incredible British film This Is England, Shane Meadow’s newest three-part drama filmed in Yorkshire tells the real-life tale of the “biggest fraud in British history”.
This is the filmmaker’s first foray into period dramas and the new trailer for The Gallows Pole gives us a glimpse into what’s to come.
The series will premiere on 31st May on BBC Two, with the rest of the series available immediately on BBC iPlayer from the same date.
Check out the new trailer for BBC’s The Gallows Pole below:
Set in the moorland hills of 18th Century Yorkshire, Michael Socha as Hartley, who’s previously worked on This Is England with Meadows, leads the Cragg Vale Coiners in growing “a revolutionary criminal enterprise that will capsize the economy”, according to the series synopsis.
The new BBC series is a fictionalised version, based on the book by Benjamin Myers, of a real moment in history – and we think it is going to be an incredibly popular series for the BBC and Shane Meadows.
Socha is set to appear beside fellow This Is England actor Thomas Turgoose as William Hartley, Sophie McShera as Grace Hartley, Yusra Warsama as Bethsheba, and Anthony Welsh as Abe Oldfield.
Other actors include Samuel Edward-Cook as Isaac Hartley, Joe Sproulle as Joe, Adam Fogerty as James Broadbent, Nicole Barber-Lane as Susie, Fine Time Fontayne as Joseph Broadbent, and Ralph Ineson as The Clothier.
Alongside the eclectic mix of actors are first-time actors Stevie Binns as Mand, Jennifer Reid as Barb, Soraya Jane Nabipour as Darya Hartley, Olivia Pentelow as Hannah, Charlotte Ockelton as Gwen Hartley and Dave Perkins as Tom Hartle
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