Miriam Margolyes

Gentleman Jack: Prime-time lesbian hero

Credit: BBC

When you write a show, you hope you’ll get good viewing figures, you hope people will like it. But the global response that we’ve had, this huge emotional response – you don’t expect that when you write telly.”

This was the visibly moved writer of Gentleman Jack, Sally Wainwright, interviewed for a sensitive and poignant new observational documentary, Gentleman Jack Changed My Life, made by Leeds-based Screenhouse Productions.