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The Crimson Petal and the White

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 62 min | Drama, History, Romance

In the violent world of 1874 London Sugar is a spirited prostitute in the brothel of grasping Mrs. Castaway. After her friend Elizabeth dies from injuries inflicted by two drunken clients Sugar starts writing a book to expose Mrs. ...See moreIn the violent world of 1874 London Sugar is a spirited prostitute in the brothel of grasping Mrs. Castaway. After her friend Elizabeth dies from injuries inflicted by two drunken clients Sugar starts writing a book to expose Mrs. Castaway's customers. Another would-be writer is William Rackham, an accountant for his father's soap factory and in debt to Dr. Curlew for the care of his unstable wife Agnes. He visits the brothel on the recommendation of friends and is impressed by Sugar's literary erudition as well as her bedside manner. She even encourages him to do more in the family business and he becomes her regular patron. Ironically, his brother Henry is smitten by Dr. Curlew's widowed sister, philanthropic Mrs. Fox, who is trying to help prostitutes to better lives. Out of interest Sugar comes to look at William's house and waves to Agnes whom she sees at a window. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Apr 6, 2011 (United Kingdom)
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24 cast members
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Gillian Anderson
Mrs. Castaway Mrs. Castaway   See fewer
James Wilson
Christopher Christopher   See fewer
Alan Williams
Colonel Leek Colonel Leek   See fewer
Lydia Wilson
Elizabeth Elizabeth   See fewer
Shirley Henderson
Mrs. Emmeline Fox Mrs. Emmeline Fox   See fewer
Amanda Hale
Mrs. Agnes Rackham Mrs. Agnes Rackham   See fewer
Elizabeth Berrington
Lady Constance Bridgelow Lady Constance Bridgelow   See fewer
Mark Gatiss
Henry Rackham Junior Henry Rackham Junior   See fewer
Chris O'Dowd
William Rackham William Rackham   See fewer
Tom Georgeson
Henry Rackham Senior Henry Rackham Senior   See fewer
Liz White
Caroline Caroline   See fewer
Patrick Brennan
Amateur Photographer Amateur Photographer   See fewer
Blake Ritson
Bodley Bodley   See fewer
Bertie Carvel
Ashwell Ashwell   See fewer
Richard E. Grant
Doctor Curlew Doctor Curlew   See fewer
Maimie McCoy
Fireside Whore 1 Fireside Whore 1   See fewer
Sarah Ridgeway
Fireside Whore 2 Fireside Whore 2   See fewer
Izabella Urbanowicz
Fireside Whore 3 Fireside Whore 3   See fewer
Jessica Pyatt
Young Prostitute Young Prostitute   See fewer
Sarah-Jane De Crespigny
Street Walker / Factory Worker (uncredited) Street Walker / Factory Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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