Season 1: Eps 5 & 6
Season 2: Eps 1 & 2
Starring: Naomi Battrick - Sophie Rundle - Niamh Walsh - Max Beesley - Jason Flemyng - Dean Lennox-Kelly - Shaun Dooley - Claire Cox - Stuart Martin - Steven Waddington - Matt Stokoe - Burn Gorman
Directed by: Paul Wilmshurst
DOPs: John Conroy, Ashley Rowe
Editor: Steven Worsley
Written by: Bill Gallagher
Jamestown, a new original British drama series from Carnival Films, the multi award-winning producers of Downton Abbey, is the brave story of the birth of a nation. Jamestown charts the early days of the first British settlers in Virginia as they embark on their lives in America.
Set in 1619, Jamestown follows the settlers as they establish a community in the New World. Amongst those landing on shore are a group of women destined to be married to the men of Jamestown, including three spirited women from England: Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick), Alice (Sophie Rundle) and Verity (Niamh Walsh). Leaving their old lives behind, these women have embarked on this journey to start afresh, fulfill their dreams and become the female pioneers of an exciting new western outpost.
Battling against inhospitable wilderness, suspicious indigenous people and a host of brutal challenges with ambition, power and entrepreneurial spirit on their side, these pioneers will define a new way of life. Jamestown will reveal the spirit of adventure and true grit of these early adventurers who travelled in search of a better life. Leading the cast of settlers are Max Beesley, Jason Flemyng, Dean Lennox-Kelly, Shaun Dooley, Stuart Martin, Steven Waddington, Matt Stokoe and Burn Gorman.
With whole-hearted tales of love, affairs, births, marriage and death, Jamestown tells a modern story in a historic setting. With all manner of trials, the settlers come together to conquer and adjust to the realities of their new lives on the other side of the world. Jamestown is a place for them to build new lives and start again but it is also somewhere past secrets can be buried.
Paul Wilmshurst directed episodes 5 and 6 of the first season, telling the stories of a dangerous mutiny and a well-earned midsummer carnival; and has directed the opening episodes of season two, introducing new characters and a new source of wealth and tension to the settlement.