Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.
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 Sugar (4 episodes, 2011)
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 William Rackham (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Agnes Rackham (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Emmeline Fox (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Clara (4 episodes, 2011)
Eleanor Yates ...
 Letty (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Lady Constance Bridgelow (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Doctor Curlew (4 episodes, 2011)
James Wilson ...
 Christopher (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Janey (3 episodes, 2011)
Isla Watt ...
 Sophie Rackham (3 episodes, 2011)
Tom Georgeson ...
 Henry Rackham Senior (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Caroline (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Cheesman (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Bodley (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Ashwell (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Castaway (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Henry Rackham Junior (2 episodes, 2011)
Wendy Nottingham ...
 Miss Beatrice Cleave (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Colonel Leek (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Fireside Whore 1 (2 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Ridgeway ...
 Fireside Whore 2 (2 episodes, 2011)
Izabella Urbanowicz ...
 Fireside Whore 3 (2 episodes, 2011)
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Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.

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When asked about his nudity in the miniseries at the Starz/Encore portion of the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills (via satellite from London), Chris O'Dowd said he thought it was important to the character: "Guess it was just necessary. It would feel very, very silly to be skittish about such things [because] Romola [Garai] is going so far with those things [in her performance]". Also, commenting on his costar Romola Garai and their characters, he said "Romola's such a professional and such a wonderful actor and we kind of made it work... These characters are so selfish and actors aren't the most selfless persons in the world, so combine those two things and it had its ups and downs." See more »

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Addictive
21 April 2011 | by (northern Virginia) – See all my reviews

Addictive, and not in a bad way. Sooo rich in character and setting. You feel dirty when you see the homeless old men, hopeless, skinny children, and the mentally gone, all whose skin is the same color as the coal smoke filth of London. You smell the urine in the streets as you follow Sugar from her whorehouse to the market. The whores you meet are vacant, empty souls eaten by diseases and beaten to pulp by cowardly customers.

There isn't anyone good in this story, but they're all marvelous.

Sugar plots imaginary revenge against her johns, and it's such a pleasure to see that she has some power, if only in her mind, over her miserable world.


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