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UK, English, 120 mins

  • Director: Tim Fywell
  • Writer: Andrew Davies; Sarah Waters
  • Producer: Adrian Bate; Andrew Davies

CGiii Comment

Credit to the production design - the time is captured to perfection.

This stands heads and shoulders above its lesbian contemporaries - raising the bar for consecutive lady-on-lady films.

Hopefully, future directors will take note.

The acting is precise, the direction - atmospheric and riveting.

But, it is the writing that plucks this from the mundane - an out-of-this-world tale with enough little plot twists to keep the most skeptical guessing.

Good work.


The(ir) Blurb...

A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships with prisoners, she is most fascinated by Selina - a medium. Set in the 1870s.

Cast & Characters

Zoe Tapper as Selina Dawes;
Anna Madeley as Margaret Prior;
Domini Blythe as Mother Prior;
Amanda Plummer as Miss Ridley;
Mary Jo Randle as Mrs. Jelf;
Caroline Loncq as Ruth Vigers;
Anne Reid as Mrs. Brink;
Vincent Leclerc as Theophilus;
Anna Massey as Miss Haxby;
Ferelith Young as Helen;
Sara Gregory as Madeleine;
Brett Watson as Stephen Prior;
Candis Nergaard as Black Eyed Sue;
Kenneth Hadley as Prison Porter;
Sarah Crowden as Ada

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