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24-year-old Mary Ann Cotton returns home to Seaham, County Durham having eloped to Cornwall with Billy Mowbray. A terrible cycle of births and deaths has haunted the pair but as Mary's circumstances worsen she finds a deadly solution.

Director:

Brian Percival

Writers:

Gwyneth Hughes, David Wilson (inspired by book "Mary Ann Cotton: Britain's First Female Serial Killer")
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seamus O'Neill Seamus O'Neill ... William Calcraft
Alun Armstrong ... George Stott
Joanne Froggatt ... Mary Ann Cotton
Tom Varey ... Billy Mowbray
Penny Layden Penny Layden ... Margaret Stott
George Potts George Potts ... Insurance Agent
Paul Bentall Paul Bentall ... Seaham Minister
Laura Morgan Laura Morgan ... Maggie Cotton
Isobel Dobson Isobel Dobson ... Isabella Mowbray (3 years)
Bill Fellows ... Mr Brownlee
Jonas Armstrong ... Joe Nattrass
Isla McMonigle Isla McMonigle ... Isabella Mowbray (7 years)
Mike Burnside Mike Burnside ... Sunderland Doctor
John Hollingworth ... Dr John Maling
Thomas Howes ... George Ward
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Storyline

In 1857 Mary Ann Mowbray, nee Cotton, returns to Durham from Cornwall with husband Billy and a surviving child, her other four all having died and mortality will claim a further two, only daughter Isabella being spared. This spurs her stepfather George into taking out insurance policies on the family. When Billy falls ill Mary Ann poisons him, using a typhus outbreak as cover, and claims the insurance on him and her dead baby whilst starting an affair with lusty miner Joe Nattrass. Having poisoned a second husband, George Ward, Mary Ann starts work as a nanny for widower James Robinson, though his sister Helen mistrusts her. Mary Ann's mother works out her daughter's scheming, thus sealing her own fate, before Mary Ann chooses her next victim. Written by don @ minifie-1

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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