Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey
's Lady Sybil) is Mary Yellan, the heroine of Daphne du Maurier's gothic coming-of-age tale set in 1820s Cornwall. Forced to live with her violent uncle after her mother dies, Mary finds herself among a band of sadistic smugglers in a lawless, windswept land. No one is quite who he seems--including the handsome, untamable Jem Merlyn (Matthew McNulty, The Paradise
), the man she loves. From the BBC. 3 episodes, 3 hrs, 1 DVD, SDH.
Mary Yellan hopes to make a new home with her aunt Patience and uncle Joss at their remote inn in Cornwall. Instead, she finds herself among a violent band of smugglers in a lawless land. Navigating the perils of her new life, she spars with Joss's younger brother, Jem, and witnesses a gruesome event.
Trapped in a desolate place, Mary fears for her innocence. She knows that Joss is not the smugglers' leader, but Patience won't tell her who is. With nowhere else to turn, Mary confides in the local vicar, Francis Davey, and his sister, Hannah. Later, a drunken Joss shares terrible secrets with Mary.
Mary experiences the depths of the smugglers' evil as they lure a ship onto the rocks, then murder the crew. As the law closes in, Jem has a choice to make. Joss and Patience make plans to flee to Devon. After another grisly discovery, Mary goes to the only people she trusts: Vicar Davey and his sister.
- Behind-the-scenes footage
- Cast and crew interviews
- Photo gallery
Packaging: Single disc
Run Time: TBD
Number of Discs: 1
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains violence, strong language and sexual situations.
Jessica Brown Findlay, Joanne Whalley, Sean Harris, Matthew McNulty, Ben Daniels, Shirley Henderson.
"A brilliantly executed thriller" --British Vogue
"Spectacular" --The Times (UK)
"Beautifully shot" --The Guardian (UK)
"Terrific adaptation" --The Independent (UK)
"Superb" --The Observer (UK)