Yorkshire, 1874. Penniless widow Annie Quaintain (Jessica Raine; Call The Midwife, Patrick Melrose) and her two children are kicked out of their home and forced to start a new life in Jericho, a remote shanty town in the rugged Yorkshire Dales. Jericho is home to a community of navvies, pioneers, prostitutes and vagabonds who live and die in the shadow of the viaduct they’re there to build. Rough and rustic, yet with a carnival-like atmosphere, it’s where people with secrets can hide, and love can flourish against all odds.
Visually striking, this epic drama series follows the creation of a community from nothing and the human stories of survival that emerge.