Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary (Brown Findlay) who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience (Whalley) after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to discover her Aunt is a shell of the carefree woman she remembers from her childhood, and instead finds a drudge who is firmly under the spell of her domineering husband Joss (Harris). The Inn has no guests - the rooms are locked and kept for storage - but it soon becomes clear that it’s a cover, as Joss is the leader of a smuggling ring, and Jamaica Inn the hub of his ‘free’ trade.
Set in 1820s, the series tells the story of Mary Yellan who lives with Aunt Patience after her mother died. Mary finds Aunt Patience under the spell of her husband, Joss Merlyn after she arrives at Jamaica Inn. She soon realises that the inn has no guests and it is being used as the hub of Jossâ€™ â€˜freeâ€™ trade. Mary becomes attracted to Jem Merlyn, Jossâ€™ younger brother who is a petty thief. Mary also meets Francis Davey, the parish vicar, and his sister Hannah.Read more »