Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man... See full summary »
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 Maud Lilly (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Sue Trinder (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Mrs. Sucksby (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Richard 'Gentleman' Rivers (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Mrs Stiles (3 episodes, 2005)
Sarah Badel ...
 Mrs. Frobisher (2 episodes, 2005)
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Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with a baby farmer (person who looks after unwanted babies) Mrs.Sucksby. When a once rich man, who gambled all his money away, presents them with a scam that has a payout of 40,000 pounds, Sue signs on to swindle rich Maud Lilly. Maud is an orphan who lives with her uncle, but what exactly is going on in the Lilly house? Sue will pose as Maud's maid so that Mr. Rivers (the gentleman) can get close to and eventually marry her. Their plan is to put Maud in the madhouse and take the money for themselves. All goes astray though when Sue falls in love with Maud. And the question is: Who can you trust? Written by Clark Jin

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Two young women... one passion, mutual betrayal... Final retribution...

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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27 March 2005 (UK)  »

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Sally Hawkins, who plays Sue Trinder, also appeared as a maid in the earlier adaptation of another Sarah Waters' books Tipping the Velvet (2002). See more »

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Maud Lilly: Please don't touch me, stifle me, smother me... pretend to love me.
Mrs. Sucksby: Pretend?
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Compelling viewing. Loved every minute.
11 April 2005 | by (Hull, England) – See all my reviews

Having read the book prior to watching this adaptation you would think that it would have lost some of its thrill. However, the story is so clever I could never tire of it.

Sally and Elaine really put their hearts into their roles and brought out so much of the characters. I fell in love with the story and the women all over again.

Beautiful to watch thanks to direction, settings and costumery. Despite the plot speed of television, I don't feel that anything important was lost in transit. It had me on the edge of my seat throughout with lots of wonderful stomach-trembling moments. Enjoyed it thoroughly. This is the kind of television I have been waiting for.


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