Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief, Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His search for the truth leads him to Burkinwell, a seemingly peaceful village seething with secrets where he becomes drawn into a web of passion, romance, and violence.
Did You Know?
When discussing the original photograph with Beatrice Templeton (Frances Barber), Charles Castle (Toby Stephens) says that the supposed fairy in the image could just be a 'glitch in the emulsion'. The use of the word 'glitch' is anachronistic. Glitch, meaning a small fault, didn't come in to common parlance till the 1960s some 40+ years after the setting of this film. See more
Everyone of you here, ladies and gentlemen, has something in common, something that links you to your neighbor. We are all of us searching for a clue that shows us what life truly promises us, for a way of seeing what lies under the simple surface of things. Now recently, we've had continued messages at seances, messages indicating that a visible sign was coming through. Ladies and gentlemen, that sign is here. People talk about the miracle of photography. I'm going to show you a photograph of ...
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, II. Allegretto
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by The Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted and orchestrated by Terry Davies See more