Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots is a powerful family drama offering a brand new take on the city’s most valuable commercial activity: sex.
Based on the stories of real women, the series follows Margaret Wells and her daughters, as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley, a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret will fight back, even if it means putting her family at risk.
A new drama that promises a “whore’s eye view” of brothel life in Georgian London. It has an entirely female team of directors, writers, and executive producers. With a modern pop soundtrack that will not shy away from sex scenes.
When: Mondays on ITV
Actors: Jessica Brown Findlay, Samantha Morton and Lesley Manville