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The Turn of the Screw

Drama studying the interactions between the living and the dead. A young governess is sent to a country house to take care of two orphans, but becomes fearful of malevolent forces.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 May 2012 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
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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