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)
Branwell Donaghey ...
 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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Pétalo carmesí, flor blanca  »

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The title comes from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's 1847 poem 'Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal'. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.70 (2011) See more »

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Astounding!!
6 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the first time I watched this magnificent period drama, I was totally hooked. I have since watched it 2 more times (in a row), I found it so compelling. The sets, costumes, everything about this is the epitome of classic Vitorian life. I closely formed a bond with Sugar, and felt for the way William treated her. It's a classic of good overcoming bad. I adored it and cannot wait for the DVD! The change made by Sugars love and affection for poor little Sophie was commendable, and the mental illness suffered by Agnes, was so believable as she slowly went out of her mind, and the gentleness shown by Sugar with her was heartfelt. The cast, directer, set producer, period costumer are all at their very best!


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