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Mrs. Wilson 

Mrs Wilson (original title)
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A grieving widow discovers that her seemingly ideal husband lived many secret lives.
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Series cast summary:
Ruth Wilson ...  Alison Wilson 3 episodes, 2018
Iain Glen ...  Alexander Wilson 3 episodes, 2018
Calam Lynch ...  Gordon Wilson 3 episodes, 2018
Fiona Shaw ...  Coleman 3 episodes, 2018
Otto Farrant ...  Nigel Wilson 3 episodes, 2018
Ian McElhinney ...  Father Timothy 3 episodes, 2018
Joy Richardson ...  Olive 3 episodes, 2018
Anupam Kher ...  Shahbaz Karim 3 episodes, 2018
Keeley Hawes ...  Dorothy Wick 3 episodes, 2018
Patrick Kennedy ...  Dennis Wilson 3 episodes, 2018
Barbara Marten Barbara Marten ...  Mrs. McKelvie 2 episodes, 2018
Joseph Mydell ...  Bert 2 episodes, 2018


The drama follows Alison Wilson who thinks she is a normal, happily married woman. But when her husband Alec suddenly dies, a woman turns up on her doorstep, claiming that she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage - and Alec's love for her - but is instead led into a world of dark and troubling secrets. Alec was a British spy and a best-selling novelist and Alison is pushed to the very brink to find out the truth.

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Inspired by a true story of love, betrayal and espionage.


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Ruth Wilson plays her own grandmother, Alison Wilson. Based on real-life events, the series follows Alison Wilson who discovers secrets about her husband Alexander 'Alec' Wilson after he dies unexpectedly in 1963. Alison and Alec's younger son, Nigel, is Ruth's father. See more »


Many of the street scenes occur during the period of the Blitz (in London) where draconian lighting restrictions for public road traffic. Buses are shown with all lights blazing away normally, both inside views and exterior views, and no windows are netted to protect passengers and crew from blast damage. No vehicles have masked headlights, either. See more »

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A gripping real life story
14 December 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This BBC drama is centred on Alison Wilson, a woman who lives happily with her husband and their two sons... until her husband dies and a man comes to the door stating that he is the son of Mr Wilson's wife... who he never divorced despite what he told Alison. Alison is determined to discover the truth and as she investigates she learns more of her late husband's secrets. Intertwined with her investigations we see flashbacks of how she met during the war when both worked for the Intelligence Services... something that explains many of his lies.

This is one of those dramas that would seem somewhat far-fetched if it wasn't based on real events. That reality is emphasised by the fact that the actress portraying Alison Wilson is none other than her actual granddaughter Ruth Wilson. She does a really good job in the role and is ably supported by a quality cast that includes Keeley Hawes, Iain Glen, Fiona Shaw and Ian McElhinney. The story is populated with interesting characters and provides some impressive twists and surprises. Overall I'd definitely recommend this drama; the story may be personal in nature but it feels like a mystery or spy thriller at times.

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Release Date:

31 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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