Watch BBC One’s The Woman in White’trailer
There is an interesting adaptation of the classic Wilkie Collins’ novel The Woman in White coming to BBC One, and it had its first trailer release yesterday.
The BBC version of The Woman in White stars Ben Hardy, Jessie Buckley, Olivia Vinall, Dougray Scott, Riccardo Scamarcio and Charles Dance.
The series was filmed primarily in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland and, of course, will be yet another classic BBC period piece that is beautifully acted. They always are.
First published in 1859, The Woman in White tells the story of two half-sisters, Laura Fairlie and Marian Halcombe who, along with their drawing teacher, are pulled into a deadly plot involving a mentally disabled woman — the woman in white.
And, while definitely a detective story, it is also a treatise on the appalling way married women were treated in the 19th century when it came to their rights, or lack thereof. Particularly when they were wealthy, and their finances were involved.
The novel itself is considered to be the first real detective story, with many twists and turns, authentic police work and a shocking ending.
The BBC version sticks to the novel’s decidedly Gothic nature, but has been adapted for the modern day by writer Fiona Seres (Dangerous, Tangle, and Strangerland) and by director Carl Tibbetts (Black Mirror, The Tunnel).
Watch the first trailer for BBC One’s The Woman in White below.
It is a five episode series, with the first episode airing on Sunday, 22nd April at 9pm. If you miss it, you will be able to watch it on the BBC iPlayer soon afterwards. As long as you are in the UK, that is.