Based on the best-selling book by Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and The White is dark-edged period drama at its best, brought to life by a stellar cast featuring Romola Garai (Emma, Atonement) as Sugar, Chris ODowd (IT Crowd), Richard E Grant, Mark Gatiss (League of Gentlemen) and Gillian Anderson (X Files. Produced by BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner David M Thompson (An Education, Men Who Stare At Goats, Billy Elliott), it is directed by Marc Munders (The Devils Whore, Conviction) and adapted by Lucinda Coxon. Spectacular sets and fantastic costumes provide an incredible backdrop which immerses the viewer in a highly realistic portrayal of Victorian London.
A compelling Victorian tale of revenge, The Crimson Petal & The White tells the story of Sugar, an alluring and intelligent young prostitute. Sugar longs for a better life and when she secures the patronage of successful businessman William Rackham, she begins to hatch a scheme that will free her from her life in the slums. However, as their worlds become more entwined, Sugars plans set in motion a series of events that will change both their lives forever. It is an engrossing drama with a twist that viewers will want to watch again and again.
Vicious, dreamy, taut, poetic, beautiful, ugly and utterly riveting must-see TV says Grazia
Dark, sweet treat -The Times
Based on the best-selling book by Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and The White is dark-edged period drama at its best
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