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Helena Bonham Carter,
The life story of compulsive gambler and spendthrift William Palmer, nicknamed "Prince of Poisoners" who killed various friends and family members (including his own children) for financial gain without anyone so much as batting an eye.
The luckless Virgil Guppy has been framed for murder and is now a fugitive. Aided by a dysfunctional family of thieves, unorthodox police procedure and some clever body work of his own, he sets out to clear his name.
Gareth Rhys Jones
The Scold's Bridle, a medieval device of repression, used to silence nagging women. When Detective Sgt. Cooper is called to the scene of the death of Mathilda Gillespie, although bizarre in a bath of blood wearing the Scold' Bridle, it seems like a simple, open and shut case of suicide. However, after speaking with Dr. Sarah Blakeney, Mathilda's physician, Cooper realizes that this is a murder investigation as Mathilda suffered from Arthritis. As Cooper investigates further into the life and background of Mathilda he discovers that she was almost universally hated. The only exceptions to this appear to be Dr. Blakeney and her husband Jack who painted a portrait of Mathilda wearing the Scold's Bridle. The case takes many weird twists and many dark secrets, past and present, are exposed as Cooper tenaciously attempts to discover the murderer.Written by
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Matilda was a cruel, wealthy tyrant, who enjoyed manipulating people, so when she is found dead in a bath wearing a scold's bridal, suspicions arise that she was murdered.
I read the book many years ago, and have to say this is one impressive dramatisation, it is very faithful to the text, the characters are exactly as you picture them, particular Joanna and Matilda, spot on.
Superb acting, they're all wonderful, Trudie Styler is captivating as Joanna.
It's an excellent two part drama, it's well paced, gritty and pretty shocking, with some graphic and upsetting scenes. For 1998 this pushed the boundaries.
It doesn't let up, the opening scenes of Part two are the most shocking, very harrowing.
Anyone that's watched this or read the book, I'd ask the question do you feel at all sorry for Joanna? Does she deserve sympathy?
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