“Jim, how would you like to be partners? I’ll grow you to a fine strong age, eh? Twenty-two? twenty-five?! Dark and Nightshade, Nightshade and Dark, sweet lovely names for such as we with such as the side shows to run around the world! What say, Jim?”
-Mr. Dark, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Charles Halloway: I know who you are. You are the autumn people. Where do you come from? The dust. Where do you go to? The grave.
Mr. Dark: Yes. We are the hungry ones. Your torments call us like dogs in the night. And we do feed, and feed well.
Charles Halloway: To stuff yourselves on other people’s nightmares.
Mr. Dark: And butter our plain bread with delicious pain. So, you do understand a little.
Charles Halloway: You are known in this town. My father knew you.
Mr. Dark: Your father? The preacher? That half-man?
Charles Halloway: He lived on goodness.
Mr. Dark: Tasteless fare. Funerals, bad marriages, lost loves, lonely beds: that is our diet. We suck that misery and find it sweet. We search for more always. We can smell young boys ulcerating to be men a thousand miles off–and hear a middle-aged fool like yourself groaning with midnight despairs from halfway around the world.
To Walk Invisible - The Brontë Sisters, this Christmas on BBC
Quotes from the cast on the drama:
“I wanted it to feel as authentic as it could.“ - Sally Wainright (writer, director)
“So much has made them into mythical creatures and the reality is far more interesting.“ - Chloe Pirrie (Emily Brontë)
"It’s a script for a period drama - but one that feels real. A lot of period dramas are visually incredible, but lack the element of realism that this has definitely got.” - Finn Atkins (Charlotte Brontë)
“Take away the Brontë name and it still has to be an exciting and relevant drama. Sally focuses on the tensions among the family - it’s quite dark and troubled.” - Jonathan Pryce (Patrick Brontë)
“To know more about Branwell is to know more about Anne’s work and where she may have got her inspiration
“ - Adam Nagaitis (Branwell Brontë)