In Victorian England, Laura and her half-sister Marian are entwined in a terrifying web of deceit. Laura's doppelganger, a mysterious woman dressed all in white, may hold the key to unlock the mystery.
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Alexander F. Frank,
Late one night, Walter Hartright meets a mysterious woman dressed in white who bestows a cryptic warning. Hartright takes up the post of drawing teacher to half sisters, Marian and Laura. He is startled to find that Laura bares a striking resemblance to the woman in white. Later, Laura's marriage to an aristocrat puts them all in the middle of a sinister plot.Written by
Its 28 years since I watched this excellent BBC serialisation, and its memory is still fresh in my mind, from Alan Badel's wonderfully sinister Count Fosco, Georgine Anderson's icy Madame Fosco to Ian Richardson as the languid valetudinarian Mr Fairlie.. and all the other excellent characterisations from the rest of the cast. My first reaction on viewing it was to regret not possessing a video recorder, my second was to purchase the book, which I still re-read with pleasure. Please, please BBC release this on DVD or, failing that, has anyone a VHS copy made at the time of screening? This otherwise rather stingy Scotsman (!) would happily part with his money to obtain a copy...that's how good I think it is.
PS Today, July 5, I have just discovered that a DVD of this series is now available on Amazon..I've already ordered my copy!!
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