Jamaica Inn Mini-Series

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season

Jamaica Inn is a period drama mini-series produced by BBC One. The three-part adaptation of the 1936 novel by Daphne du Maurier follows the story of Mary Yellan (Jessica Brown Findlay), a young woman who moves to the remote and isolated Jamaica Inn in Cornwall to live with her aunt and uncle following the death of her mother.

The Inn, once a bustling smugglers' inn, is now a shadow of its former self. It is in a state of disrepair, and the surrounding area is plagued by mist and mystery. Mary quickly realizes that her uncle Joss Merlyn (Sean Harris) is the leader of the local smuggling ring, and that the inn is used as a base for their covert operations.

Mary finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of smuggling, which is fraught with danger and violence. She also discovers that her uncle is not the only member of the family who is part of the criminal fraternity. Her aunt Patience (Joanne Whalley) is also involved in the activities, and Mary finds herself struggling to understand why her kind-hearted aunt is complicit in such illegal activities.

Meanwhile, Mary meets Jem Merlyn (Matthew McNulty), Joss's younger brother, who is also involved in the smuggling ring, but has a kinder heart than his brother. Mary is drawn to him, which puts her in more danger, as Joss is fiercely jealous of his brother and has threatened to kill him.

As Mary becomes more embroiled in the world of smuggling, she starts to unravel the secrets and lies surrounding her family, discovering the truth about the death of her mother and the role her family played in it. The series becomes a race against time, as Mary tries to expose the smuggling ring before she meets the same fate as her mother.

The mini-series is set in the early 19th century and offers a dark and atmospheric portrayal of rural Cornish life. The bleak, windswept landscapes and desolate moors serve as a backdrop for the complex and sometimes violent relationships between the characters. The mystery and suspense of the original novel are transferred to the screen, making for an intriguing and engaging viewing experience.

The performances of the cast members are excellent, with Jessica Brown Findlay bringing a mixture of strength and vulnerability to the role of Mary. Sean Harris is perfectly cast as the brutish Joss, creating a character who is both repulsive and captivating. Joanne Whalley is excellent as the fragile Patience, portraying a woman who is trapped in a situation she cannot escape.

Matthew McNulty gives a nuanced performance as Jem, whose inner conflict between loyalty to his family and his own moral code is expertly portrayed. The chemistry between Brown Findlay and McNulty is undeniable, making the romantic aspect of the story all the more engaging.

Overall, Jamaica Inn is an excellent mini-series, which expertly captures the intense atmosphere of Daphne du Maurier's novel. The production values are high, and the pacing of the story is expertly handled, keeping the tension high throughout. The attention to detail in the costumes and set design is also impressive, making the viewer feel like they have stepped back in time. If you enjoy historical dramas with a mystery and suspenseful edge, Jamaica Inn is definitely worth a watch.

Jamaica Inn Mini-Series is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on April 21, 2014.

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Episode 3
3. Episode 3
April 23, 2014
Mary doesn't know who to trust as the net on her uncle and his smuggling tightens and Jem is taken into custody. Jem wants to avoid his and his brother's sentence of been hung and so makes its his mission to discover the identity of the man who gives Joss his orders. Mary tries to convince her Aunt to escape from Joss.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
April 22, 2014
Joss' night terrors lead to some dramatic confessions as Mary begins to settle in to life at the Inn. Mary confides in Francis Davey, the local vicar and his sister Hannah, when she learns of the sailors Joss has killed. Jem saves Mary later on when she finds herself in peril on the Moors.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
April 21, 2014
Mary moves in with her Aunt when her mother passes away, avoiding her marriage to local boy Ned. Her Aunt Patience has changed remarkably when Mary finally arrives, as her uncle Joss has battered her down from the woman she once used to be. Mary finds herself drawn to Joss' brother Jem Meryln but has been warned away from him before now.
Behind the Scenes
101. Behind the Scenes
March 30, 2015
Go behind the scenes and watch the cast and crew at work on the set of Jamaica Inn.
Cast and Crew Interviews
102. Cast and Crew Interviews
March 30, 2015
Members of the cast and crew discuss their work on Jamaica Inn.
Where to Watch Jamaica Inn Mini-Series
Jamaica Inn Mini-Series is available for streaming on the BBC one website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Jamaica Inn Mini-Series on demand at Amazon Prime and Vudu.
  • Premiere Date
    April 21, 2014