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Five-part drama series based on the novel by Wilkie Collins. It is 1849, and Franklin Blake must find a stolen diamond before the love of his life is lost to him forever.

It is 1849, and Franklin Blake comes back to England after his father's death, forced to face the ghosts of the year before. The famous Indian Moonstone was stolen on the night of Rachel Verinder's 18th birthday, and Franklin seeks out Gabriel Betteredge, the Verinder family butler, for his help in finding the jewel. If he doesn't find it, then Rachel, the love of his life, will be lost to him forever. Gabriel relates what happened from the very beginning, from the ominous build-up to the night of Rachel's 18th birthday, to the theft of the diamond itself.

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Boxing Day 2016 13:50

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Role Contributor
Franklin Blake Joshua Silver
Italian Mother Flaminia Cinque
Italian Daughter Roseanna Frascona
Rachel Verinder Terenia Edwards
Mr Bruff David Calder
Penelope Betteredge Ayesha Gwilt
Gabriel Betteredge Leo Wringer
Lady Verinder Sophie Ward
Guardian Jag Sanghera
Rosanna Spearman Jane McGrath
Godfrey Ablewhite Stewart Clarke
Dr Candy Jeremy Swift
Mr Murthwaite Guy Henry
Miss Clack Sarah Hadland
Prologue Voiceover Madhav Sharma
Writer Rachel Flowerday
Writer Sasha Hails
Producer Joanna Hanley
Director Lisa Mulcahy
Production Company King Bert Productions
Composer Patrick Neil Doyle


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