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Crimson Petal and the White

Season 1
7.62011TV-MA
The streets of London in the 1870s are anything but a safe place in this adaptation of Michel Faber's international bestselling novel which follows the story of Sugar, an unconventional and strong willed young prostitute and William Rackham, the reluctant heir to a perfume business.
Starring
Romola GaraiChris O'DowdAmanda Hale
Genres
DramaInternationalHistorical
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
Season 1 leaves Sundance Now in 14 days
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  1. 1. Crimson Petal and the White Ep 1
    April 5, 2011
    59min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Failing as a writer, deeply in debt, loathed to join his father’s soap business, and plagued by his unstable wife, William finds solace when he seeks out the renowned prostitute Sugar, and is deeply impressed by her literary and sexual prowess.
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  2. 2. Crimson Petal and the White Ep 2
    April 12, 2011
    59min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Curious to develop her hold over William, Sugar finds out his address and spies on his house. Glimpsing her through the window, Agnes is convinced that the mysterious figure is an angel sent to watch over her.
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  3. 3. Crimson Petal and the White Ep 3
    April 19, 2011
    59min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mrs Fox recovers miraculously, but is inconsolable over Henry’s death. William decides that he is now too busy to keep going back and forth to Sugar’s house in Marylebone and so invites her to become governess to his neglected daughter Sophie.
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  4. 4. Crimson Petal and the White Ep 4
    April 26, 2011
    59min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Sugar continues to become the maternal figure that Sophie has never known. William is called to identify a body found in the Thames - the face is badly disfigured but he is convinced it is his missing wife.
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Directors
Marc Munden
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentnuditysmokingviolence
Supporting actors
Shirley HendersonMark GatissBlake RitsonBertie Carvel