‘Gentleman Jack’ recap: What happened in Episode 3?

Gentleman Jack continued on BBC One in the UK tonight.

Based on the diaries of Anne Lister, played by Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones, the series is created, written and directed by Last Tango In Halifax creator Sally Wainwright.

Here’s a plot recap for the third episode, which aired at 9pm on Sunday 2nd June 2019:

Anne and Ann have been growing closer since Anne arrived by surprise in the Lake District.

Exhilarated by the pace at which their relationship is progressing, Anne soon guides it into romantic territory. She confides her hopes for the future in her aunt, who reminds Anne that this is Halifax, and people aren’t always nice.

Brushing off Aunt Anne’s concerns that her bold behaviour leaves her vulnerable to scrutiny, Anne has a proposition for Ann.

Mrs Priestley’s inkling that there is something ‘more tender still than friendship’ about the two women’s relationship presents a threat.

Meanwhile, John Booth is surprised at his own romantic success.

The Rawson brothers step up their attempts to outmanoeuvre Anne in the coal business.

Marian Lister is annoyed that her sister is treating Shibden like a hotel, and Sam Sowden’s mouthy behaviour causes problems for his son Thomas, who reluctantly takes the law into his own hands.

The book The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister is available to buy on Amazon.