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The Beggar Bride 

Young wife Angela Harper embarks on an affair with a rich older man in an attempt to raise some money.






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Series cast summary:
Keeley Hawes ...  Angela Harper 2 episodes, 1997
Nicholas Jones ...  Sir Fabian Ormerod 2 episodes, 1997
Joe Duttine Joe Duttine ...  Billy Harper 2 episodes, 1997
Kacey Ainsworth Kacey Ainsworth ...  Tina 2 episodes, 1997
Jean Anderson ...  Lady Alice Hurleston 2 episodes, 1997
Angela Belton Angela Belton ...  WDC Jones 2 episodes, 1997
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ...  Jerry 2 episodes, 1997
John Bowler ...  Inspector Hayes 2 episodes, 1997
Elena Byers Elena Byers ...  Pandora Ormerod 2 episodes, 1997
Joanna Byers Joanna Byers ...  Tabitha Ormerod 2 episodes, 1997
Constance Chapman ...  Nanny Ba Ba 2 episodes, 1997
Maurice Denham ...  Lord Evelyn Hurleston 2 episodes, 1997
Iain Easton Iain Easton ...  Robert 2 episodes, 1997
Ian Easton Ian Easton ...  Robert (The chauffeur) 2 episodes, 1997
Francesca Folan Francesca Folan ...  Ruth Hubbard 2 episodes, 1997
Miles Harvey Miles Harvey ...  Aaron Teale 2 episodes, 1997
Kinue Kato Kinue Kato ...  Hotel guest 2 episodes, 1997
Diana Kent Diana Kent ...  Ffiona Ormerod 2 episodes, 1997
Richard Lintern ...  Callister 2 episodes, 1997
Lizzie Mickery Lizzie Mickery ...  Sandra Baines 2 episodes, 1997
Georgina Sutcliffe ...  Laura 2 episodes, 1997
Charlotte Williams Charlotte Williams ...  Honesty Ormerod 2 episodes, 1997


A chance meeting at the site of car accident gives Angela an idea how she can rescue herself and her family from destitution. At home she explains to her husband her plan to seduce and bigamously marry Sir Fabian Ormerod in order to extort money from him. After cleverly engineering a meeting with Sir Fabian at the opera everything seems to be proceeding according to plan until Angela falls pregnant. Knowing of Sir Fabian's desire for an heir Angela convinces Sir Fabian that the child is his and the couple marry. The marriage causes friction with Honesty, the unbalanced daughter from Sir Fabian's first marriage. Events really comes to a head when Harry is born and Honesty realises he will be the heir to the family fortune. The stakes are raised even higher when Angela starts to receive anonymous letters threatening to expose her lurid past. Finally, all hell breaks loose when Harry is kidnapped and the police become involved. Who is the mysterious letter writer? How are these events ... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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1997 (UK) See more »

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13 April 2006 | by maryanne72856See all my reviews

Very good TV movie enjoy it every time I've seen it on BBCAMERICA it introduced me to Keeley Hawes and her acting. Since then I've searched for other movies she been in. I've found many that I have enjoyed and would love to own. Since I"m new to British TV movies it's been a pleasure to search and find actors that I've never heard of before and see the work they have done in UK. Keeley happens to be one of them and this TV movie happens to capture a certain feel maybe it'a a woman thing but I have enjoyed it has much as Notting Hill and other romance movies that are based along the same theme. Keep making good movies Keeley

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