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Body and Soul (ITV Drama, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amanda Redman)



In ITV drama Body and Soul Anna Gibson (Kristin Scott Thomas) has been shut away in a convent in the Welsh hills for 16 years. When her brother Simon dies tragically she is forced to leave the convent to assist her pregnant sister-in-law Lynn (Amanda Redman).

Her biggest challenge is to prevent the family textile business from going bankrupt. When Anna returns to the convent – where she is known as Sister Gabriel – she receives a mixed reception from the other sisters.

Episode one was co-written by Paul Hines and Jill Hyems.

Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas as Sister Gabriel aka Anna Gibson; Amanda Redman as Lynn Gibson; Anthony Valentine as Stan Beattie; John Bowe as Daniel Stern; Dorothy Tutin as Mother Emmnanuel; Sandra Voe as Peggy; Joshua Smith as Jamie Gibson; Ben Hinitt as Matt Gibson; Gareth Milne as Simon Gibson; Gary Mavers as Hal; Bobby Knutt as Charlie Faulkner; Patrick Allen as Walter Street; John Carlisle as Tyler; Kulvinder Ghir as Terry Singh; Caroline O’Neill as Leila

Writer: Paul Hines / Executive Producer: Linda James, Jenny Reeks / Producer: Jacky Stoller / Director: Moira Armstrong

UK / ITV – Carlton – Red Rooster / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 8 April – 13 May 1993