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The Crimson Petal and the White

Season 1
7.62011TV-NR
This BBC series based on the bestseller reveals a gritty, dark, Victorian England. Sugar, a prostitute, uses her ample charms to woo William Rackham, whose wife is slowly going mad. As their lives intertwine, events occur that will change them forever.
Starring
Romola GaraiChris O'DowdAmanda Hale
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    April 6, 2011
    1 h 1 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    William Rackham is a failure, debt-ridden, and has an unstable wife. When his father cuts off his allowance, William seeks solace with Sugar and finds that she's as skilled at conversation as she is at sex. Sugar sees William as a way out of the brothel.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    April 13, 2011
    59min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    William wants Sugar all to himself and moves her into an apartment. Now involved in his father's business, he regularly gives her money. A chance meeting at the opera convinces William's disturbed wife, Agnes, that Sugar is her guardian angel.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    April 20, 2011
    1 h 1 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Now too busy to visit Sugar's flat, William moves her into his home as live-in mistress and governess to Sophie. Sugar quickly bonds with the lonely child and learns more about Agnes. Meanwhile, Dr. Curlew convinces William to have his wife committed.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    April 27, 2011
    1 h 1 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sugar denies helping Agnes. Now pregnant, Sugar hopes in vain that William will accept their child, but he has other, more socially respectable plans that don't include her. Desperate and enraged, Sugar takes matters into her own hands.

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Directors
Marc Munden
Producers
Ed Rubin
Network
Acorn Media
Supporting actors
Gillian AndersonRichard E. Grant