Series 1 Episode 4
First Broadcast: 8PM Sun 18 August 2013

Lucy and Esther are convinced that Mr Timperley is responsible for Catherine's disappearance. They're determined to expose him but are blocked at every turn.

Meanwhile, in Liverpool, Esther's sister Martha finds one of the notes Esther left there and travels to Quarry Bank Mill in the hope of finding her.

Robert arrives back at the Mill bearing the news that parliament has not passed the Ten Hour Bill, meaning children will continue to work 12-hour days.

As political unrest escalates, Robert attempts to keep Daniel onside by offering him a half-share in the patent of their new loom, but Daniel's loyalty is tested when John Doherty digs for more dirt on the Gregs and calls a key union meeting...

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    1. S1-Ep1: Mechanic This video is a clip S1-Ep1: Mechanic Video duration: 1:54 minutes

      Robert Greg visits a debtors prison, where he recruits young mechanic Daniel Bate, who is talented but has been blacklisted for political activity... Watch The Mill Episode 1
    2. S1-Ep1: The Mill This video is a clip S1-Ep1: The Mill Video duration: 1:09 minutes

      A bell wakes the apprentices for another 12-hour shift Watch The Mill Episode 1
    3. S1-Ep2: Order in Court This video is a clip S1-Ep2: Order in Court Video duration: 0:33 minutes

      An anxious Esther could be facing jail - or worse... Watch The Mill Episode 2
    4. S1-Ep2: The Introduction This video is a clip S1-Ep2: The Introduction Video duration: 1:01 minutes

      Two apprentices are given a warm welcome to The Mill... Watch The Mill Episode 2
    5. S1-Ep3: Hypocrites This video is a clip S1-Ep3: Hypocrites Video duration: 1:12 minutes

      The apprentices read political activist John Doherty's pamphlet Watch The Mill Episode 3
    6. S1-Ep3: On the Run This video is a clip S1-Ep3: On the Run Video duration: 1:41 minutes

      Esther and Lucy head for Liverpool to find Lucy's sister Watch The Mill Episode 3
    7. S1-Ep4: Bide Our Time This video is a clip S1-Ep4: Bide Our Time Video duration: 1:11 minutes

      Esther and Lucy plot their revenge Watch The Mill Episode 4
    8. S1-Ep4: Surprise Visitor This video is a clip S1-Ep4: Surprise Visitor Video duration: 1:19 minutes

      Will Esther finally meet her family? Watch The Mill Episode 4

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Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time