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Wyvern Mystery, The (BBC-1 2000, Naomi Watts, Iain Glen)

Wyvern Mystery

Period thriller The Wyvern Mystery was based on a spooky novel by Sheridan LeFanu and took us to the 19th century where Alice Maybell is taken in as an orphan by Squire Fairfield, later when she is an adult the squire tries to force himself upon her, she decides to elope with the squires son Charles Fairfield but is haunted by nightmares that appear to be coming true.

High production values and a strong performance from a pre Hollywood fame Naomi Watts.

production details
UK | BBC1 – The TV CO

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 2 | AIRDATES: 5-12 March 2000 Sundays @ 9.00pm

WRITER: David Pirie | NOVEL: J.S. LeFanu | SPECIAL EFFECTS: Ken Lailey | MUSIC: Philip Appleby | COSTUMES: Aideen Morgan | PRODUCER: Ruth Baumgarten | DIRECTOR: Alex Pillai

cast
NAOMI WATTS as Alice
DEREK JACOBI as Squire Fairfield
IAIN GLEN as Charles
JACK DAVENPORT as Harry Fairfield
AISLING O’SULLIVAN as Vrau
ELAINE COLLINS as Dulcie
ELLIE HADDINGTON as Mrs Tarnley
TIM PREECE as Jim
ANITA CAREY as Mrs Carew
MARK HADFIELD as Tom