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Episode 1

Based on the bestselling Victorian-set novel by Michel Faber. The first episode of this drama follows William Rackham, a man tormented by debt and an unstable wife, who finds solace when he seeks out renowned young prostitute Sugar. As he falls under her spell, his life begins to be transformed - but will Sugar be able to withhold her secret desire for revenge on the men who have wronged her?

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Boxing Day 2011 23:00


Role Contributor
SugarRomola Garai
William RackhamChris O'Dowd
Mrs Agnes RackhamAmanda Hale
Mrs CastawayGillian Anderson
Mrs Emmeline FoxShirley Henderson
Doctor CurlewRichard E Grant
ChristopherJames Willson
Colonel LeekAlan Williams
ElizabethLydia Wilson
LettyEleanor Yates
ClaraKatie Lyons
Lady Constance BridgelowElizabeth Berrington
JaneyClare Louise Connolly
Henry Rackham JuniorMark Gatiss
Henry Rackham SeniorTom Georgeson
CarolineLiz White
Amateur PhotographerPatrick Brennan
BodleyBlake Ritson
AshwellBertie Carvel
Fireside Whore 1Maimie McCoy
Fireside Whore 2Sarah Ridgeway
Fireside Whore 3Izabella Urbanowicz
Young ProstituteJessica Pyatt
ProducerDavid M Thompson
ProducerSteve Lightfoot
ProducerGreg Dummett
DirectorMarc Munden
WriterLucinda Coxon