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 19th century cult leader John Wroe.
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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Pryce ...  John Wroe 4 episodes, 1993
Kathy Burke ...  Martha 4 episodes, 1993
Minnie Driver ...  Leah 4 episodes, 1993
Lia Williams ...  Joanna 4 episodes, 1993
Kerry Fox ...  Hannah 4 episodes, 1993
Freddie Jones ...  Tobias 4 episodes, 1993
Catherine Kelly Catherine Kelly ...  Rachel 4 episodes, 1993
Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly ...  Rebekah 4 episodes, 1993
Moya Brady Moya Brady ...  Dinah 4 episodes, 1993
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Brother Moses 4 episodes, 1993
Stefan Escreet Stefan Escreet ...  Samuel Walker 4 episodes, 1993
Fine Time Fontayne Fine Time Fontayne ...  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 19th century cult leader John Wroe.

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English

Release Date:

24 February 1993 (UK) See more »

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(4 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This was originally shown on British TV in four episodes, each one told from the perspective of one of the women (Martha, Leah, Hannah and Joanna). The repeat edited these down into one film, running the stories together. See more »

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Buying Mr Wroe's Virgins
9 December 2005 | by silwoodSee all my reviews

I can remember this programme as being one of the best television experiences i have ever had - fantastic acting and stunning script!! Kathy Burke indeed is one of the finest actors going and a real change from here HArry Enfield and Friends and Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie days of comedy acting - she really can portray the down trodden with massive ability! A real shame she is now concentrating more on Directing (Theatre) and really no longer acting as much! Looking to get a copy has been a real problem but the BBC (http://www.bbcshop.com) are releasing a DVD version in March 2006. I have placed my order £11.99 - already! can't wait! This one TV mini Series that you really must watch!


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