Real Anne Lister Documentary
Go back 200 years with Sue Perkins
Comedian and presenter Sue Perkins takes a personal journey to bring Anne Lister’s diary to life, as she looks at a lesbian life lived two hundred years ago against a backdrop of massive social, economic and political change. Anne Lister, 1791-1840, was a Yorkshire landowner, industrialist, traveler and diarist. She was a lesbian, who, despite needing to keep her orientation secret from society at large, in private defied the conventions of her times by living with her female lover. The Real Anne Lister documentary tells her story.