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Unconventional, unflinching, and undeniably engaging, this coming-of-age story is about a provincial young woman who follows her heart--and a beautiful male impersonator--to London. It's ... See full summary »

Director:

Geoffrey Sax

Writers:

Andrew Davies (screenplay), Sarah Waters (novel)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Rachael Stirling ... Nan Astley
Keeley Hawes ... Kitty Butler
Johnny Vegas ... Gully Sutherland
Alexei Sayle ... Charles Frobisher
John Bowe ... Walter Bliss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Freddy
Monica Dolan ... Alice Astley
Richard Hope ... Mr. Astley
Annie Hulley ... Mrs. Astley
Dean Lennox Kelly ... Tony Reeves
Peter Kelly Peter Kelly ... Davy Astley
Michael Kilgarriff ... Music Hall Chairman
Daniel Mays ... Jimmy Burns
Jim McManus Jim McManus ... Tricky Reeves
William Sleigh William Sleigh ... Barber
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Unconventional, unflinching, and undeniably engaging, this coming-of-age story is about a provincial young woman who follows her heart--and a beautiful male impersonator--to London. It's also a candid depiction of lesbian love in Victorian England. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

9 October 2002 (UK) See more »

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Sally Head Productions See more »
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Kitty Butler: ...I do wish you'd tell me what it is that you like so much, I'm very vain you see... I do love to hear nice things about myself
Nancy Nan Astley: I like everything... your costumes and your songs and way you sing them... and the way you move and the way you smile and your voice, you seem so very gay and bold. It makes me happy just to hear you, and I think your hair is beautiful.
Kitty Butler: Truly? Gully says it's like guinea pig style.
Nancy Nan Astley: Well he's wrong.
Kitty Butler: Well I'll tell him you said so.
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