This finely crafted portrait explores the soaring artistic achievements and personal tragedies of England's most accomplished literary family. Under the care of their father, the Reverend Patrick Bront (Alfred Burke, Public Eye), siblings Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne have a childhood rich in learning and imagination. As the precocious youths grow into adults, however, son Branwell (Michael Kitchen, Foyle's War) struggles to live up to his family's high expectations, and the women have difficultyadapting to the world outside of Haworth. While the sisters eventually find commercial success and critical acclaim for their writing, Branwell descends into self-destruction, triggering a series of misfortunes that beset the family. Written by poet and playwright Christopher Fry (The Lady's Not for Burning), this period drama authentically explores the tender and tragic family history that is as much the Bront legacy as their literary works. Also starring Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Pride and Prejudice), Vickery Turner (The Good Soldier), and Benjamin Whitrow (Tom Jones).