Jenny Van Der Lande
Gershwyn Eustache Jnr.
Kirsty J. Curtis
6 x 60 Minutes
Joan is a bold and brash mother in her twenties, trapped in a catastrophically unsuccessful marriage with a violent criminal named Gary. When Gary’s criminal activities go a step too far and he is forced to go on the run, Joan takes the chance for a new life with her daughter.
The six-part series will follow Joan’s unusual rags to riches story, through different personas, disguises, and high-stakes robberies, to her position as an infamous member of London’s criminal underworld. Nicknamed ‘The Godmother’, Joan balances a series of exhilarating diamond robberies with trying to create a safe home her six-year-old.
The series has been adapted from the memoirs of Joan Hannington by Anna Symon (The Essex Serpent) who met with Joan whilst writing the screenplay.