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The Crimson Petal and the White: Episode 1 (S1EP1 BBC2 6 Apr 2011, Richard E. Grant)

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Episode 1: Based on the best-selling Victorian-set novel by Michel Faber. The first episode of this drama follows William Rackham, a man tormented by debt and an unstable wife, who finds solace when he seeks out renowned young prostitute, Sugar. As he falls under her spell, his life begins to be transformed – but will Sugar be able to withhold her secret desire for revenge on the men who have wronged her?

Regular Cast: Chris O’Dowd (William Rackham), Shirley Henderson (Mrs Emmeline Fox), Amanda Hale (Mrs Agnes Rackham), Eleanor Yates (Letty), Katie Lyons (Clara), Richard E. Grant (Doctor Curlew), Elizabeth Berrington (Lady Constance Bridgelow)

Guest Cast: Alan Williams (Colonel Leck), Liz White (Caroline), Blake Ritson (Bodley), Bertie Carvel (Ashwell), Romolo Bruni, Gillian Anderson, James Wilson, Lydia
Wilson, Clare Louise Connolly, Mark Gatiss, Tom Georgeson, Patrick Brennan, Maimie McCoy, Sarah Ridgeway, Izabella Urbanowicz, Jessica Pyatt

Writer: Lucinda Coxon / Novel: Michael Faber / Director: Marc Munden

Airdate: 6 Apr 2011 on BBC2

Series: The Crimson Petal and the White Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: In The Crimson Petal and the White we are taken into the dark heart of Victorian London for a psychological thriller that tells the story of Sugar, a young prostitute, who is determined who is determined to improve her lot in life.