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In my opinion, the finest movie ever made for television. Charlotte Coleman and Geraldine McEwan are magnificent.
I stumbled upon this movie quite by accident when it was shown in 1990 or 1991 on A&E in Canada, and I stayed up all night to watch it again. I bought Jeanette Winterson's book the next day and have loved it ever since.
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