Channel 4 orders historical drama ‘The Mill’

Channel 4 has announced the commission of The Mill, the channel’s “first factually-inspired period drama”.

Written by John Fay (Torchwood) and directed by James Hawes (Doctor Who), the four-part mini-series is set in rural-industrial England in 1833.

Based on the historical archive of Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, The Mill depicts the brutal early years of the Industrial Revolution at a time of nationwide upheaval as workers fought for sweeping changes in working conditions.

Kerrie Hayes will play the real life Esther Price, a feisty Liverpudlian who risks her own position to stand up for justice, alongside Matthew McNulty (Misfits) as Daniel Bate and Aidan McArdle as political firebrand John Doherty.

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