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Duration: 1 hour

A two-part period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens.

Opium addict and choirmaster John Jasper has vivid dreams of killing his beloved nephew Edwin Drood and stealing his fiancée Rosa. When two exotic strangers arrive in town, Jasper's dark desires take shape and his life will never be the same again.

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  • BBC TV blog: The Mystery of Edwin Drood: I'm the director

    BBC TV blog: The Mystery of Edwin Drood: I'm the director

    So what's it about? Drugs and stalking certainly, which gives it remarkable modernity, and the moral and mental collapse of John Jasper whose obsession with 17-year-old Rosa leads to his murderous plans for her fiancé, his nephew, Edwin.

    ­­Read and comment on Diarmuid Lawrence's post on the BBC TV blog

Credits

Author
Charles Dickens
Author
Charles Dickens
John Jasper
Matthew Rhys
John Jasper
Matthew Rhys
Princess Puffer
Ellie Haddington
Princess Puffer
Ellie Haddington
Rosa Bud
Tamzin Merchant
Rosa Bud
Tamzin Merchant
Edwin Drood
Freddie Fox
Edwin Drood
Freddie Fox
Revd Crisparkle
Rory Kinnear
Revd Crisparkle
Rory Kinnear
Mrs Crisparkle
Julia McKenzie
Mrs Crisparkle
Julia McKenzie
Durdles
Ron Cook
Durdles
Ron Cook
Mayor Sapsea
Ian McNeice
Mayor Sapsea
Ian McNeice
Helena Landless
Amber Rose Revah
Helena Landless
Amber Rose Revah
Neville Landless
Sacha Dhawan
Neville Landless
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Grewgious
Alun Armstrong
Mr Grewgious
Alun Armstrong
Deputy
Alfie Davis
Deputy
Alfie Davis
Schoolgirl 1
Naomi Sheldon
Schoolgirl 1
Naomi Sheldon
Schoolgirl 2
Eleanor Yates
Schoolgirl 2
Eleanor Yates
Maid
Josie Farmiloe
Maid
Josie Farmiloe

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