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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Drama studying the interactions between the living and the dead.

A young governess, Ann, is sent to a country house to take care of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Soon after her arrival, Miles is expelled from boarding school. Although charmed by her young charge, she secretly fears there are ominous reasons behind his expulsion.

With Miles back at home, the governess starts noticing ethereal figures roaming the estate's grounds. Desperate to learn more about these sinister sightings she discovers that the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of her predecessor hold grim implications for herself.

As she becomes increasingly fearful that malevolent forces are stalking the children the governess is determined to save them, risking herself and her sanity in the process.

Part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season.

Last on

Sun 20 May 2012 22:00 BBC HD

Credits

Ann
Michelle Dockery
Sarah Grose
Sue Johnston
Dr Fisher
Dan Stevens
Carla
Nicola Walker
Flora
Eva Sayer
Miles
Josef Lindsay
Master
Mark Umbers
Professor
Corin Redgrave
Baines
Wendy Albiston
Diane
Sarah Buckland
Peter Quint
Edward MacLiam
Emily Jessel
Katie Lightfoot
Abused Maid
Nellie Burroughes
Ann's Father
Peter Bygott
Young Ann
Honor Cargill-Martin
Police Inspector
Cameron Stewart
Producer
Colin Wratten
Writer
Sandy Welch
Author
Henry James

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