BBC's new show Harlots divides fans - find out why 

Have you been enjoying the new period drama? 

Emmy Griffiths

While some fans have been delighted over BBC Two's new series, Harlots, others have been somewhat less keen on the new period drama. The story follows a brothel owner who uses whatever she can, including her own daughters, to get the upper hand against her competitors. 

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WATCH: BBC Two's Harlots trailer

Speaking about the show, one person tweeted: "Love love love #Harlots. Shame it's only three series. Hope someone picks it up - it has legs," while another added: "Have to say I'm enjoying #harlots immensely. I get the feeling the writer took every bonkers story & character they found in the archives & tossed them altogether." 


Jessica Brown Findlay stars in the hit show

However, others were less keen, with one viewer writing: "I know I'm in a bad mood and everything but #Harlots is awful, isn't it. Seems to be all set design and costume. And are there no other actors? It's always the same faces." Another wrote: "I don’t normally give up after one episode but I just couldn’t bring myself to go on watching #Harlots. Judging from reactions to the latest episode I made a good decision."


Have you been enjoying the series so far?

The show has an all-star cast including Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay, who opened up about her role back in 2019. Chatting to Glamour, she said: "It was definitely an amazing thing having an all-female creative team. When the credits of Harlot were given to me, alarm bells started going off in my head. It was such an interesting, essential story and I was concerned as to who was going to tell it.

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"I met with Moira Buffini and Coky Giedroyc who are such exciting, incredible women who spend their lives making female-driven material and that was ultimately such a huge attraction to me because it felt like a safe space to experiment and delve into storylines that were going to be handled in a fantastic way."