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A Dark Adapted Eye, A (BBC-1 1994, Helena Bonham Carter, Celia Imrie)



Helena Bonham-Carter stars in the gripping psychological thriller A Dark Adapted Eye, based on Ruth Rendell’s best-selling novel (writing as Barbara Vine). On the surface they were a normal, happy family. Underneath lurked brooding passion, remorse and murder.

In 1951 Vera Hillyard becomes one of the last women in Britain to be sent to the gallows, following the brutal murder of her sister. Also starring Celia Imrie and Sophie Ward. A Dark Adapted Eye completes a Barbara Vine trilogy of BBC Productions along with Gallowglass and A Fatal Inversion.

production details
UK | BBC One | 2×80 minutes | 1994

Writer: Sandy Welch
Novel: Barbara Vine
Producer: Phillipa Giles
Director: Tim Fywell

Helena Bonham Carter as Faith
Celia Imrie as Vera
Sophie Ward as Eden
Robin Ellis as John
Honeysuckle Weeks as Young Faith
Steven Mackintosh as Francis
William Gaminara as Andrew
Ciarán Hinds as Paolo
Sarah Hadland as Elsie
Emma Croft as Anne
Jason Durr
Pip Torrens