Cloning of Joanna May (The)
Imagine the horror of reaching middle age, losing your looks, your husband, your lover, only to be confronted with a terrifying, incomprehensible truth - your youthful self, three times over, is living and loving somewhere else in the country.
Joanna May, a wealthy woman in her forties, is still obsessively in love with estranged husband Carl, the director of a nuclear energy corporation. But Carl, consumed by jealousy and bitterness after discovering a brief affair, has used genetic engineering to clone three younger Joanna Mays…
Based on a novel by Fay Weldon, The Cloning of Joanna May is a darkly compelling modern-day fairy tale. With performances from a strong cast headed by Patricia Hodge (Life and Loves of a She-Devil) as Joanna May and Emmy award winner Brian Cox (Deadwood) as Carl, this highly acclaimed two-part series, originally screened in 1992, is directed by the BAFTA-winning Phillip Saville (Boys from the Blackstuff, Life and Loves of a She-Devil).