BBC One to Bring the Bronte Sisters to Life!

They were three most memorable and classic sisters of the literature world as we know it and in a new BBC drama, the home life of the Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne is set to be explored and dramatised on screen for fans everywhere.

The drama, titled ‘To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters’ is set to focus on the sisters relationship with each other and also with their brother Branwell who struggled with alcohol addiction in the final years of his life. It will also have a focus on their father, a man who was self educated and encouraged his children, regardless of gender to become passionate about the world of literature.


Filming will mostly take place in and around Yorkshire, a further tribute to the sisters with it being where they lived. Casting is currently unknown however the drama has been described as “an original perspective on the Bronte sisters”.

BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore said: “The Bronte sisters have always been enigmatic but Sally Wainwright’s brilliantly authentic new BBC1 drama brings the women behind some of our greatest literary masterpieces to life.”It’s an extraordinary tale of family tragedy and their passion and determination, against the odds, to have their genius recognised in a male 19th century world.”

Wainwright is to be the writer of the show and was also quoted:

“I am thrilled beyond measure that I’ve been asked by the BBC to bring to life these three fascinating, talented, ingenious Yorkshire women.”

Emily Bronte is known for her book, Wuthering Heights, while Anne penned The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Jane is often regarded as the most famous of the sisters for her instant success novel, Jane Eyre.



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