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Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.
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Series cast summary:
Romola Garai ...  Sugar 4 episodes, 2011
Chris O'Dowd ...  William Rackham 4 episodes, 2011
Amanda Hale ...  Mrs. Agnes Rackham 4 episodes, 2011
Shirley Henderson ...  Mrs. Emmeline Fox 4 episodes, 2011
Katie Lyons ...  Clara 4 episodes, 2011
Eleanor Yates Eleanor Yates ...  Letty 4 episodes, 2011
Elizabeth Berrington ...  Lady Constance Bridgelow 4 episodes, 2011
Richard E. Grant ...  Doctor Curlew 4 episodes, 2011
James Wilson James Wilson ...  Christopher 3 episodes, 2011
Clare Louise Connolly ...  Janey 3 episodes, 2011
Isla Watt Isla Watt ...  Sophie Rackham 3 episodes, 2011
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ...  Henry Rackham Senior 3 episodes, 2011
Liz White ...  Caroline 3 episodes, 2011
Branwell Donaghey Branwell Donaghey ...  Cheesman 3 episodes, 2011
Blake Ritson ...  Bodley 3 episodes, 2011
Bertie Carvel ...  Ashwell 3 episodes, 2011
Gillian Anderson ...  Mrs. Castaway 2 episodes, 2011
Mark Gatiss ...  Henry Rackham Junior 2 episodes, 2011
Wendy Nottingham Wendy Nottingham ...  Miss Beatrice Cleave 2 episodes, 2011
Alan Williams ...  Colonel Leek 2 episodes, 2011
Maimie McCoy ...  Fireside Whore 1 2 episodes, 2011
Sarah Ridgeway Sarah Ridgeway ...  Fireside Whore 2 2 episodes, 2011
Izabella Urbanowicz ...  Fireside Whore 3 2 episodes, 2011
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Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.

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6 April 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pétalo carmesí, flor blanca See more »

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The adaptation of the book was originally intended as a movie, and Kirsten Dunst was rumored to play Sugar. See more »

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A gripping and atmospheric Victorian drama
21 April 2011 | by jane_concannonSee all my reviews

As a fan of Victorian-era drama, this 4-part adaptation of a Michel Faber book of the same name is right up my street. It is the story of a London prostitute called Sugar (played by Romola Garai) who takes the fancy of a well-to-do merchant Mr Rackham (Chris O'Dowd) and how their relationship develops. What starts of as a purely sexual thing, soon become much more than that and Sugar becomes increasingly involved in Mr Rackham's home and business life. The whole production is fantastic - from the stylistic direction right down to the set design, costumes, music and acting. Romola Garia and Chris O'Dowd particularly stand out, as does Amanda Hale as the mentally disturbed wife. I have just finished watching the 3rd episode and did not want it to end, it was that gripping. I can't wait to read the book and only hope it is half as good as this series. I will definitely buy this when it comes out on DVD and watch it again. All in all, highly recommended!


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