Mystery! (10/12/00)

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Derek Jacobi

Iain Glen

Jack Davenport

Naomi Watts

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Adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu's gothic horror novel, set in rural 1820s England. Alice Maybell marries the heir to a local estate only to find herself embroiled in the dark secrets of the past and evil ambitions of the present.

In Part 1, the child Alice, newly orphaned, is taken under the wing of Squire Fairfield. Twelve years go by and Alice, now grown up, is a prospective mate in the lascivious eyes of the Squire. No sooner does he propose than the gallant Charles Fairfield, the Squire's son, spirits Alice to a church for preemptory nuptials. Charles' brother, Harry, assists. Fleeing the Squire's hold, the newlyweds move to remote Carwell Grange, where Charles manifests increasingly... Full Summary >>