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Fingersmith (2005)

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Elaine Cassidy Elaine Cassidy
 Maud Lilly
Sally Hawkins Sally Hawkins
 Sue Trinder
Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton
 Mrs. Sucksby
Rupert Evans Rupert Evans
 Richard 'Gentleman' Rivers
Polly Hemingway Polly Hemingway
 Mrs Stiles
Sarah Badel Sarah Badel
 Mrs. Frobisher
Charles Dance Charles Dance
 Mr. Christopher Lilly
David Troughton David Troughton
 Mr. Ibbs

Written by
Peter Ransley Peter Ransley
(3 episodes, 2005)
Sarah Waters Sarah Waters
(3 episodes, 2005)


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6 years, 4 months ago at Jun 10 0:18
When the BBC's first adaptation of a Sarah Waters book, Tipping the Velvet, premiered in 2002, it was met with mixed reactions and a fair amount of controversy. It seemed extraordinary that the prudish, proper BBC--the main television broadcaster in Britain--would even show such a lesbian drama, but many lesbian viewers felt they edited out too much of the lesbian content.

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Description: Fingersmith is a two-part BBC mini-series that was televised in 2005. The story, which is an adaptation of Sarah Waters' Man Booker Prize nominated novel, follows the meeting of two very different young women and what madness ensues. Directed by Aisling Walsh, it stars Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Elaine Cassidy, Rupert Evans and Charles Dance.The lives of two young women collide in Victorian England when a trio of 'fingersmiths' (pick-pockets) concoct an elaborate scam to defraud a young heiress of her inheritance. The story alternates between the twisting back alleyways of Dickensian London and the cloistered gloom of a Got ... (more)
Release date: 27 March 2005
UPC: 054961790791
Tags: Lesbian (5), Bbc (3), Drama (3), England (2), Based On Novel (2), Lgbt (1), Romance (1), Britain (1), British (1), Sexuality (1), London (1), Porn (1), Sarah Waters (1), Switcheroo (1), Inheritance (1), Homosexuality (1), Asylum (1), Historical (1), Crime (1), Film (1)
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