The mill

(64 Posts)
Davros England 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.

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

Gutted

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?

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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

I hope not. I'm getting into it.

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 20:59:01

Poor Tommy. Have they forgotten him?

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

Loving this program

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.

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".

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

isn't it based on true accounts?

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

the married bit after a few days was far fetched.

expatinscotland Sun 11-Aug-13 20:58:00

It's still bullshit. She would have been shunned entirely and given the child up. NO chance a good looking foreman would have stepped in and married her pregnant and probably wouldn't have been given permission to do so.

OctopusPete8 Sun 11-Aug-13 20:47:56

Oh right yeah should thought, tuned in a few minutes in.

she died didn't she,

She's pretty though isn't she? expat.

Can't believe they cut off her hair. sad

Ellenora5 Sun 11-Aug-13 20:45:04

I've given up now, it's far too dreary for me, I know it all happened and I usually love programmes similar to this, but after The Village and now this, I'm not sure I want to see anymore. I was thinking that myself expat, I suppose it might, anyway once I saw the haircutting I turned it off.

expatinscotland Sun 11-Aug-13 20:41:27

The Suzanna love story is such shit. Yeah, great looking guy would really have courted a woman pregnant out of wedlock.

ImNotBloody14 Sun 11-Aug-13 20:29:39

she meant the girl had done the running away but the matron was the one having to fetch her up her meals up all those stairs= extra work for her but the girl, although in solitary confinement, was not having to do her work.

OctopusPete8 Sun 11-Aug-13 20:21:44

What did the big matron like woman mean when she said ,

'You do the crime, I do the suffering, wheres the justice?'

Raahh Spain Sun 11-Aug-13 20:04:14

It's funny watching today- we were at QBM again on Thursday, because it's only round the corner, we go quite often. Is funny to see things like the apprentice house on film. Was busy though- and there was a news crew there as well, so it's helped with the tourists.

cheerfulweatherforthewedding Thu 08-Aug-13 21:27:05

I'm not sure I like it. It's not as grim as The Village, but it's almost like a soap opera, somehow.

Oblomov Thu 08-Aug-13 17:58:36

Am finding it nearly as depressing as 'The Village', which I had to give up on, because it was so bl**dy depressing, and nothing happened. And I don't mind bleak, or slow drama. But the village was, pitiful in that sense. And I think this is similar.

ShadeofViolet Thu 08-Aug-13 10:57:00

The problem with the 1833 Factory Act is that it did not provide any real way of checking that it was being adhered to. A handful of inspectors were employed for over 4000 mills.

guineapiglet Wed 07-Aug-13 18:48:45

... and it is always the 'haves' who do well at the expense of the 'have nots' - no change there then.

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