A diamond goes missing after a party at an English country house, and numerous suspects have a motive for its disappearance.
The charismatic Franklin Blake realises he can only win the heart of his true love, the beautiful and independent Rachel Verinder, if he finds the thief.
He persuades the celebrated detective Sergeant Cuff out of retirement to assist him in investigating the theft and, with the help of the Verinder family’s trusted servant Gabriel Betteredge, they travel between London and Yorkshire in their quest.
Full of cliffhangers, tragedy and intrigue, The Moonstone is the perfect treat for BBC One Daytime viewers.
Wilkie Collins’ famous book not only created the template for Agatha Christie and all who came after, it invented the modern detective mystery novel.
Franklin Blake - Joshua Silver
Gabriel Betteredge - Leo Wringer
Rachel Verinder - Terenia Edwards
Rosanna Spearman - Jane McGrath
Miss Clack - Sarah Hadland
Lady Verinder - Sophie Ward
Godfrey Ablewhite - Stewart Clarke
Sergeant Cuff - John Thomson
Penelope Betteredge - Nisa Cole
Mr Bruff - David Calder
Dr Candy - Jeremy Swift
Mr Murthwaite - Guy Henry
Superintendent Seegrave - Mike Wozniak
Guardian - Jag Sanghera
Lucy Yolland - Sophie Stone
Ezra Jennings - Trevor Fox
Septimus Luker - Simon Schatzberger
Italian Mother - Flaminia Cinque
Italian Daughter - Roseanna Frascona
Based on the novel by Wilkie Collins
Adapted for the screen by Rachel Flowerday and Sasha Hails
Directed by Lisa Mulcahy
Producer - Joanna Hanley
Executive Producers - Jo Sargent and John Yorke for King Bert Productions and Dan McGolpin for BBC
Part of the BBC #LoveToRead season.
A King Bert production for BBC One Daytime, in association with BBC Learning.