In the penultimate episode of Harlots (airing on 8 May on ITVEncore) the Wells family are reeling after Howard’s death. North and Jacob have gone missing, and after the events of the previous night, Margaret is desperate to find them. But when her friends discover her betrayal of Emily, Margaret will have to search alone.
Lydia (Lesley Manville) can finally take her revenge on Emily (Holli Dempsey), who finds herself in terrible danger. Nancy (Kate Fleetwood) must race against time to find her – though help comes from the most unexpected quarter. Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) and Marney (Rory Fleck Byrne) are planning a future in America, but when Howard’s body is discovered, all three Wells women fear they will come under suspicion for the murder. And Lucy (Eloise Smyth) is determined that no one will hang for her crime. With her daughters in peril, can Margaret find a way to save them all?
Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay star in this brand-new drama series about the world’s oldest profession. In 1763, London is the capital of the world, the most cosmopolitan place on Earth. One in five women in London is making her living selling sex. In some areas brothels, run by indomitable madams, are to be found on almost every street. The one run by Margaret Wells (Morton) has recently moved upwards, to the vibrant new area of Soho.
Harlots Episode 7 (of 8) airs on Monday 8 May 2017 at 9.00pm on ITVEncore.