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The Moonstone 

A diamond goes missing after a party at an English country house, and numerous suspects have a motive for its disappearance.






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Series cast summary:
Joshua Silver Joshua Silver ...  Franklin Blake 5 episodes, 2016
Leo Wringer Leo Wringer ...  Gabriel Betteredge 5 episodes, 2016
Terenia Edwards ...  Rachel Verinder 5 episodes, 2016
Nisa Cole ...  Penelope Betteredge 5 episodes, 2016
Stewart Clarke ...  Godfrey Ablewhite 5 episodes, 2016
Madhav Sharma Madhav Sharma ...  Prologue 5 episodes, 2016
David Calder ...  Mr. Bruff 4 episodes, 2016
John Thomson ...  Sergeant Cuff 4 episodes, 2016
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Jag Sanghera Jag Sanghera ...  Guardian 4 episodes, 2016
Jane McGrath Jane McGrath ...  Rosanna Spearman 3 episodes, 2016
Sophie Ward ...  Lady Verinder 3 episodes, 2016
Guy Henry ...  Mr. Murthwaite 3 episodes, 2016
Mike Wozniak Mike Wozniak ...  Superintendent Seegrave 2 episodes, 2016
Simon Schatzberger Simon Schatzberger ...  Septimus Luker 2 episodes, 2016
Sarah Hadland ...  Miss Clack 2 episodes, 2016
Sophie Leigh Stone Sophie Leigh Stone ...  Lucy Yolland 2 episodes, 2016


A fresh adaptation of English literature's first great detective novel. When Franklin Blake returns to England, he is forced to face the ghosts he fled a year ago when the Moonstone, a priceless Indian diamond, was stolen. Rachel Verinder, Franklin's beautiful young cousin, inherited the stone from her uncle on her 18th birthday. It was always said that the stone carried a curse, and the morning after her birthday party, it was missing. In the aftermath of the theft, Rachel cut off all ties with Franklin - the man she had loved. A year later and Franklin is determined to heal the rift between them. But Rachel has one condition - she won't see him until he can tell her exactly what happened to the diamond that night. Only then can Franklin win back the love of his life.

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31 October 2016 (UK) See more »

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The original novel, The Moonstone, is made up of a series of letters from different people with differing tones and approaches. From the very beginning the writers (Flowerday and Hails) were clear about not wanting to simply do a linear retelling of the story but to reflect the epistolary nature of the novel. See more »


Version of Der Monddiamant (1974) See more »

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10 February 2019 | by dtdenver-987-925546See all my reviews

Oh dear but this version drags on, logging in at a whopping 225 minutes. It's not so much telling each person's version as just showing the same scenes several times, going back and forth between the year. Long, long, l-o-n-g mood shots of anguished actors of the do-math-in-your-head school of acting. Crisper editing could have cut at least one episode. I love BBC period dramas but not even I could sit through this convoluted, contrived, overwrought version without fast forwarding.

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