On Thursday 29th December 2016, a one off drama To Walk Invisible will be broadcast on BBC1 at 9pm. This takes a new look at the extraordinary Brontë family, telling the story of these three remarkable women who, despite the obstacles they faced, came from obscurity to produce some of the greatest novels in the English Language.
Written and directed by multi BAFTA winner Sally Wainwright, it was filmed in and around Yorkshire and stars Jonathan Pryce, Chloe Pirrie, Finn Atkins, Charlie Murphy and Adam Nagaitis.
Dr Sara Haslam was The Open University’s academic consultant for this programme. She shares her enthusiasm for the Brontës on OpenLearn, where you can also watch interviews with writer and director Sally Wainwright and with members of the cast, and try our interactive quiz.