BBC One’s much-anticipated adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Innstarts this weekend and will be released on DVD at the end of May.
Set in 1821 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary (Brown Findlay) who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience (Joanne Whalley) after her mother’s death.
She arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to discover her Aunt is a shell of the carefree woman she remembers from her childhood, and is now firmly under the spell of her domineering husband Joss (Sean Harris) who heads up the local smuggling ring.
The three-part drama has been adapted by Emma Frost (The White Queen) and was directed by BAFTA-winning director Philippa Lowthorpe (Call The Midwife, Five Daughters).
In addition to its BBC One broadcast, the series will also be available as an iTunes season pass, priced at 4.99 for standard definition and £6.99 for high definition, and on DVD release from 26th May.
The DVD is being released by FremantleMedia International and includes a Behind the scenes/making of featurette – pre-order your copy today.