In Victorian England, Laura and her half-sister Marian are entwined in a terrifying web of deceit. Laura's doppelganger, a mysterious woman dressed all in white, may hold the key to unlock the mystery.
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...  Marian Halcombe 5 episodes, 1982
...  Frederick Fairlie 5 episodes, 1982
...  Sir Percival Glyde 5 episodes, 1982
...  Laura Fairlie 5 episodes, 1982
Kevin Elyot ...  Louis 5 episodes, 1982
...  Count Fosco 4 episodes, 1982
...  Walter Hartright 4 episodes, 1982
...  Countess Fosco 4 episodes, 1982
Anna Lindup ...  Fanny 4 episodes, 1982
Deirdra Morris ...  Anne Catherick 3 episodes, 1982
Anna Wing ...  Mrs. Clements 3 episodes, 1982
...  Mrs. Michelson 3 episodes, 1982
Jeannie Crowther ...  Margaret Porcher 3 episodes, 1982
Andrew Carr ...  Fletcher 3 episodes, 1982
Hilary Sesta ...  Madame Rubelle 3 episodes, 1982
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Late one night, Walter Hartright meets a mysterious woman dressed in white who bestows a cryptic warning. Hartright takes up the post of drawing teacher to half sisters, Marian and Laura. He is startled to find that Laura bares a striking resemblance to the woman in white. Later, Laura's marriage to an aristocrat puts them all in the middle of a sinister plot. Written by L. Hamre

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Ian Richardson plays the same role in both this and a later adaptation of the story: The Woman in White (1997). See more »

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Version of Tangled Lives (1917) See more »

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The best version by far.
21 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching this series twice and being utterly entranced each time that I saw it.

The series was beautifully made with great acting and a real feeling of pace and suspense. The version made in the 90s falls far short of it. The character of Fosco was just wrong and the book was left way behind in favour of a sexed-up script. The 1982 version is much more accurate and feels less modern. It stays very close to the original story. I just wish the BBC would release this on DVD - or at least show it again and give people a chance to record it.

I recommend this version! If it ever makes it onto video tape or DVD get yourself a copy you will not be disappointed! 10/10.


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