The mill

(64 Posts)
Davros Sun 28-Jul-13 14:46:09

Starting tonight on C4. I wonder if it will be suitable for 10yo DD? They've "done" the Victorians at school so she might find it interesting. But the RT does say its a bit grim and the foreman regularly indecently assaults the women and girls! It is on at 8pm though.

OctopusPete8 Sun 11-Aug-13 22:03:19

the married bit after a few days was far fetched.

ImNotBloody14 Sun 11-Aug-13 22:03:28

isn't it based on true accounts?

soverylucky Mon 12-Aug-13 09:55:59

Esther price is real but they DID NOT cut off her hair in real life. They have taken a few real pieces of information and used "artistic licence".

kim147 Mon 12-Aug-13 21:34:46

My family owned a cotton mill in Lancashire back in these times. I would love to know what conditions were like and how workers were treated.

DoveDovePigeon Mon 12-Aug-13 22:07:45

Loving this program

kim147 Sun 18-Aug-13 20:59:01

Poor Tommy. Have they forgotten him?

StephenFrySaidSo Sun 18-Aug-13 22:15:58

is that the end of it now? will there be no more episodes?

kim147 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:29:04

I hope not. I'm getting into it.

StephenFrySaidSo Sun 18-Aug-13 23:36:07

there was a bit of text at the end of tonight's episode saying something like, these are the stories of real people. is that at the end of every ep? ive never noticed before.

Clawdy Mon 19-Aug-13 10:36:00

All the real-life stories are on the Channel 4 page about it. Esther's story was very like her real life. But she actually asked for solitary confinement instead of having her hair cut off sad Also I believe old Mr.Greg died as a result of being attacked by a stag in the grounds two years before. Surprised they didn't include that!

kim147 Mon 19-Aug-13 11:47:08

Interesting stuff and interesting times.

I do think social history and how the workers were treated is fascinating.

The Tolpuddle martyrs, the Peterloo massacre, Corn Laws - all good potential dramas.

Aquilla Sun 25-Aug-13 22:10:31

Is there any one from Corrie not in this? First Sian and now Molly!

StephenFrySaidSo Sun 25-Aug-13 22:16:55

are you watching a week behind? i tried to find it this evening but couldn't. i thought it must be over?

Deathbyladybirds Mon 26-Aug-13 07:02:32

Gutted

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