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The Woman in White

The Woman in White

  • Premiered: 
    April 22, 2018
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  • Network: BBC1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 1859 book (The Woman in White) by Wilkie Collins 
  • Subject Matter: Period
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Plot Synopsis

Walter Hartright, a young drawing master, encounters a ghostly woman dressed all in white on Hampstead Heath. He offers her assistance, but is later shocked to discover she has escaped from a lunatic asylum. The next day, Walter leaves London to take up a teaching post in the village of Limmeridge in Cumbria, working for Mr Frederick Fairlie. There, he learns of a connection between his charming pupils, Laura Fairlie and Marian Halcombe, and the mysterious woman in white: she's known to the household as Anne Catherick, a mentally handicapped child who grew up in the village. Over the next few months, Walter and Laura Fairlie fall deeply in love, however she is already promised in marriage to a baronet -- Sir Percival Glyde. When Laura receives a vicious letter attacking Sir Percival, Walter thinks Anne, who has recently returned to the village, might be responsible. He confronts her, only to uncover a chilling truth about Laura's betrothed -- that it was he who put Anne in the asylum. THE WOMAN IN WHITE had its U.S. premiere on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 10pm on PBS (check local listings).
PBS premiered the season finale of THE WOMAN IN WHITE on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 10pm (check local listings). Sir Percival's secret is exposed, and Walter risks everything for the woman he loves.