A two-part drama about the Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton.
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Series cast summary:
...  Mary Ann Cotton 2 episodes, 2016
...  George Stott 2 episodes, 2016
Isla McMonigle ...  Isabella Mowbray / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Laura Morgan ...  Maggie Cotton 2 episodes, 2016
...  William Robinson 2 episodes, 2016
...  Joe Nattrass 2 episodes, 2016
...  Helen Robinson 2 episodes, 2016
Hayley Walters ...  Elizabeth Robinson 2 episodes, 2016
...  Dr John Maling 2 episodes, 2016
Alexander McMonigle ...  James Robinson Jnr 2 episodes, 2016
Seamus O'Neill ...  William Calcraft 2 episodes, 2016
...  Mr Johnson 2 episodes, 2016
...  James Robinson 2 episodes, 2016
...  Billy Mowbray 2 episodes, 2016
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A two-part drama about the Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton.

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Wife. Mother. Killer.


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Темный ангел  »

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Joanne Froggatt and Thomas Howes starred together in Downton Abbey. Froggatt as Anna And Thomas as William See more »

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[repeated line, to her victims that she was about to poison with arsenic]
Mary Ann: Why don't you let me make you a nice cup of tea.
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Featured in Dark Angel: Behind the Scenes (2016) See more »

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Glorified Crime Re-enactment
18 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

First let me say, I love Joanne Froggatt. She is a beautiful and compelling actress and I want to see more of her in better movies and series. In fact, all the actors in DARK ANGEL are very good. Laura Morgan, Emma Fielding, and Jonas Armstrong are standouts, and Alun Armstrong can do no wrong. However, the writing and direction of DARK ANGEL leave much to be desired. Mary Ann Cotton's motivations are very sketchy -- something vaguely feminist and she states that she wanted "more" -- and so it is very hard to sympathize with her character. What we are left with is a glorified crime re-enactment from one of those exploitative Dateline or crime channel shows. What's worse is that the series creators try to suggest some ambiguity about some of the killings, which comes off as coy rather than clever. And then at times the juxtaposition of her being a tight spot to a quick cut to a corpse is almost comic. Mary Ann Cotton deserves a better treatment. There is much more to her story than is shown here.


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