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24 September 2014

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Billie Piper as Sally Lockhart and JJ Field as Frederick
Billie Piper stars in this compelling adaptation of Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke.

The Ruby in the Smoke is the first book in a quartet and charts the adventures of Sally Lockhart, a feisty young Victorian heroine.

Oscar-nominated Julie Walters takes on the role of the charismatic and deadly Mrs Holland, a woman determined to mastermind Sally's demise. Robert Glenister, David Harewood and Don Gilet also star.

Adapted by Bafta-winning writer Adrian Hodges (Charles II, Rome, The Lost World), The Ruby in the Smoke is a gripping tale of mystery, danger, puzzling letters and a blood-soaked jewel.

Pullman's second novel The Shadow in the North will air in 2007.

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Billie Piper as Sally Lockhart and JJ Field as Frederick

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Billie Piper as Sally Lockhart
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