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Mr. Wroe's Virgins 

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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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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Unforgettable story, great performances
2 November 2000 | by carolyn-31See all my reviews

Yes, it has Minnie Driver and Jonathan Pryce and was directed by Danny Boyle; but those aren't the only reasons to watch this amazing film. Shot beautifully in northern England, it examines life in a closed religious cult in the 1830s. The cult is led by prophet John Wroe, an intense, powerful man, who asks his congregation to give him seven virgins to look after his needs. This story -- of life within Wroe's house, of the women who live there and the life-changing events that occur -- is told from the viewpoint of four of the women, each with a different perspective. The principal actors all give incredible performances, and the stories are resonant and unforgettable. Jane Rogers's screenplay, based on her novel of the same name, is practically flawless.


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UK

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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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1.33 : 1
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