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The Thirteenth Tale

Psychological drama adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton from Diane Setterfield's bestselling novel.

Biographer Margaret Lea is summoned to the Yorkshire home of dying novelist Vida Winter, who has handpicked Margaret to write her biography. Though initially hesitant, as Vida has a reputation for distorting facts in interviews, Margaret becomes fascinated by her previously untold story.

As the novelist recounts her dark and disturbing childhood, Margaret is compelled to finally face the trauma of her own past. But as time runs out, Margaret, desperate to hear the end of Vida's story, begins to wonder if she is hearing the confessions of a murderer.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Aug 2014 21:00


Role Contributor
Vida WinterVanessa Redgrave
Margaret LeaOlivia Colman
MoiraAlice Barlow
Young MargaretIsabel Barlow
Aurelius LoveGordon Winter
Mr Peter LomaxMartin Wimbush
Hester BarrowAlexandra Roach
John the DigRobert Pugh
Dr CliftonSteven Mackintosh
Dr MawsleyTom Goodman Hill
Young Adeline/VidaSophie Turner
Young EmmelineAntonia Clarke
Charlie AngelfieldMichael Jibson
Isabelle MarchEmily Beecham
The MissusJanet Amsden
Ambrose ProctorAdam Long
Emmeline/Adeline age 9Madeleine Power
Theodora MawsleyLizzie Hopley
JudithJacqueline Davis
Emmeline/Adeline doubleElla-Rose Wood
DirectorJames Kent
ProducerDavid Heyman
ProducerNorma Heyman
WriterChristopher Hampton
AuthorDiane Setterfield

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