Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled experience as the captivating trailer for Shane Meadows' thrilling three-part series, The Gallows Pole, has been released. This highly anticipated show stars Michael Socha (known for This Is England and Papillon) and Sophie McShera (recognized for Cinderella and Downton Abbey). Mark your calendars as the series is set to premiere on May 31st on BBC Two, with all episodes instantly available on BBC iPlayer from the same date.
Drawing inspiration from Benjamin Myers' book, Shane Meadows masterfully weaves fiction into the extraordinary true story of David Hartley and the notorious Cragg Vale Coiners. Unfolding against the picturesque backdrop of 18th Century Yorkshire's moorland hills, this gripping drama delves into the enigmatic life of David Hartley, portrayed by the talented Michael Socha. Assembling a gang of weavers and laborers, Hartley leads them on a daring criminal venture that will challenge the very foundations of the economy, ultimately culminating in the grandest fraud in British history. Brace yourself for an enthralling journey through an era defined by revolution and intrigue.
Also starring in The Gallows Pole are Sophie McShera as Grace Hartley, Thomas Turgoose (This Is England, Looted) as William Hartley, Yusra Warsama (Castle Rock) as Bethsheba, Anthony Welsh (Master Of None, The Flatshare) as Abe Oldfield, Samuel Edward-Cook (Peaky Blinders, Better) as Isaac Hartley, Joe Sproulle (The A Word) as Joe, and Adam Fogerty (Legend, Snatch) as James Broadbent, Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks) as Susie, Fine Time Fontayne (Peterloo) as Joseph Broadbent, with Ralph Ineson (Peaky Blinders) as The Clothier.
The Gallows Pole also sees the screen debuts of an ensemble of first-time actors, including 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 Hartley.