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The Woman in White (BBC-1 2018, Ben Hardy, Olivia Vinall)



In The Woman In White, after Walter Hartright encounters a ghostly woman dressed in all white on a moonlit road, he soon finds himself drawn into a mysterious and disturbing world. Romance, suspense, and danger combine as secrets come to the fore in Wilkie Collins’ haunting tale of insanity and identity.

Viewed by many as the first psychological thriller novel, The Woman In White (written by Wilkie Collins) takes viewers on a chilling ride down the shadowy paths and corridors of English country houses and ultimately into the depths of the Victorian madhouse.

production details
UK / BBC One – Origin Pictures / 5×60 minutes / 2018

Script: Fiona Seres
Novel: Wilkie Collins
Executive Producers: David Thompson, Sarah Stack
Producer: Sarah Curtis
Director: Carl Tibbetts

Kerry Fox as Mrs. Catherick
Olivia Vinall as Laura
Jessie Buckley as Marian Halcombe
Ben Hardy as Walter Hartright
Dougray Scott as Sir Percival Glyde
Clare McMahon as Fanny
Riccardo Scamarcio as Count Fosco
Charles Dance as Frederick Fairlie
Ivan Kaye as Pesca
Ruth Sheen as Mrs. Clements
Art Malik as Erasmus Nash
Joanna Scanlan as Mrs. Vesey
Vicki Pepperdine as Mrs. Michelsen

Episode 2

Episode 1 | Airdate: 22 April 2018
After a haunting encounter with a woman dressed all in white, drawing master Walter Hartright is struck by a startling resemblance between her and his beautiful new pupil Laura Fairlie.

Episode 2 | Airdate: 29 April 2018
Laura is forced to set aside her love for Walter and marry Sir Percival, whose character takes a dark turn. Marian finds herself drawn to his enigmatic friend, Count Fosco.

Episode 3 | Airdate: 30 April 2018
Sir Percival goes to violent lengths to get his hands on Laura’s fortune, while Marian starts to suspect there might be something sinister behind Count Fosco’s charming facade.

Episode 4

Episode 4 | Airdate: 6 May 2018
Count Fosco and Sir Percival’s plan is set into motion with tragic results. Marian and Walter make a horrifying discovery whilst seeking justice for Laura.

Episode 5 | Airdate: 7 May 2018
Sir Percival’s secret is exposed, and Walter risks everything for the woman he loves.