Fingersmith (2005)

  • Genre: Drama, Mystery
  • Creator: Aisling Walsh
  • First Air Date: 2005-03-27
  • Last Air Date: 2005-04-10
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 3
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 181 min.
  • Production Company: Sally Head Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: BBC One
  • Director: Aisling Walsh
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A young woman is hired as a maid to an heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering uncle. But, the maid has a secret: she is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a gentleman to help him seduce the heiress to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until the women discover some unexpected emotions.

  • Keywords: london, england, based on novel or book, deception, victorian england, marriage of convenience, lesbian relationship, miniseries, psychiatric ward, lgbt, class distinction, woman director, abuse, 19th century, lesbian
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    Fingersmith Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2005-03-27
    3 Episodes

    Fingersmith Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 160 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 260 min
    Season 1Episode 3Episode 360 min
    • Sally Hawkins

      as Sue Trinder
    • Elaine Cassidy

      as Maud Lilly
    • Rupert Evans

      as Richard 'Gentleman' Rivers
    • Charles Dance

      as Mr. Chistopher Lilly
    • Imelda Staunton

      as Mrs. Sucksby
    • Polly Hemingway

      as Mrs. Stiles
    • David Troughton

      as Mr. Ibbs
    • Sarah Badel

      as Mrs. Frobisher
    • Bronson Webb

      as John Vroom
    • Richard Durden

      as Mr. Hawtrey
    • Michelle Dockery

      as Betty
    Production Georgina Lowe Producer
    Sound Richard Blackford Music
    Crew Simon Kossoff Cinematography
    Editing Bryan Oates Editor
    Production Sally Head Executive Producer
    Directing Aisling Walsh Director
    Writing Sarah Waters Novel
    Writing Peter Ransley Screenplay