Crimson Petal and the White (The)
Based on the international best-selling novel by Michel Faber.
This provocative and riveting four-part drama tells the story of Sugar (Romola Garai - Atonement, Emma) an alluring, intelligent young prostitute who yearns for a better life away from the brothel she is attached to, run by the contemptible Mrs Castaway (Gillian Anderson – Bleak House, The X Files).
However, things change for her when she meets wealthy businessman William Rackham (Chris O'Dowd – The IT Crowd). Sugar is a thrilling antidote to William, who is saddled with a pious brother, Henry (Mark Gatiss - Sherlock, Dr Who), and fragile wife, Agnes (Amanda Hale - Any Human Heart, Bright Star) who regularly endures visits from the invasive physician Doctor Curlew (Richard E Grant – Gosford Park, Withnail & I). William ensconces Sugar as his mistress and she soon grows accustomed to her new life. Yet unbeknownst to William, Sugar begins to hatch a plan which sets a series of events in motion that will change their lives forever...
- BBC Points of View behind-the-scenes interviews with Romola Garai and Chris O'Dowd.
- In depth interviews with key production
- In depth interviews with key production crew members
- Deleted scenes
- Number of Discs
- 1.78:1 / Colour
- Stereo / English
- 0 / PAL
- 236 mins