Based on the novel novel by Jane Rogers, the series follows the stories of seven young women who came to live and serve in the household of 9th century cult leader John Wroe.
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 John Wroe (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Martha (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Leah (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Joanna (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Hannah (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Tobias (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Rachel (4 episodes, 1993)
Ruth Kelly ...
 Rebekah (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Dinah (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Brother Moses (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Samuel Walker (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Brother Paine (2 episodes, 1993)
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Based on the novel novel by Jane Rogers, the series follows the stories of seven young women who came to live and serve in the household of 9th century cult leader John Wroe.

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Defines the word sleeper.
13 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This amazing British mini-series is a must see if you can find it. I am not sure if it ever appeared on American TV, which is a shame. Each performance is only more incredible than the last, and some, such as those of Kathy Burke and Kerry Fox, are towering. One's respect for those actresses leaps. The series grips the dark and grungy industrial world of the time, with its religious sects, with unsparing clarity, and equally unsparing full frontal female nudity, which is perhaps why it has not been seen on American TV. I recommend keeping a "favorite" search for it on eBay, and hoping you are lucky enough to find a copy. Technically, the DVD version looks more like a VHS. The soundtrack is in good stereo, and the music is appropriate and beautifully written. This is a sleeper gem that is worth searching for.


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