Gentleman Jack and Vigil star Suranne Jones is fronting her first ever documentary, going on an epic journey to investigate the most infamous witch trials in history.


Suranne Jones: Investigating Witch Trials will air over two Sundays on Channel 4, starting on Sunday 23rd June, and has got an exclusive first-look clip from the opening episode.

In the clip, Jones explains that there is a now a generation of women reclaiming the label of "witch", before meeting musician Natasha Khan, aka Bat for Lashes.

Jones then leaves the frame in order to practice howling, with Khan sending her a howl to respond to. After they're done, Khan says that Jones "really needed to do that", and she responds that "it feels so good" and is "better than a headache tablet".

You can watch the full clip right here now.

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The official synopsis for the two-part docuseries says: "BAFTA-winning actor Suranne Jones goes on an epic journey to investigate the most infamous witch trials in history and discovers why so many women were accused of witchcraft and what their story means today.

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"In Pendle, Lancashire near where Suranne grew up, she uncovers the real story behind one of the most notorious mass executions for witchcraft in English history.

"Suranne travels to Germany, the epicentre of the brutal witch trials that swept through Europe four hundred years ago. She discovers the shadow this historical horror story has cast over women’s lives for hundreds of years, and how some women are now reclaiming the title 'witch'."

Jones is best-known for her roles in dramas including Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey, Save Me, Vigil and Gentleman Jack, while she most recently starred in an ITV drama she co-created, Maryland.

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Suranne Jones: Investigating Witch Trials starts at 9pm on Sunday 23rd June on Channel 4.


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