Drama adaptation of Henry James novel for BBC


Tim Fywell 


Drama studying the interactions between the living and the dead. A young governess, Ann, is sent to a country house to take care of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Soon after her arrival, Miles is expelled from boarding school. Although charmed by her young charge, she secretly fears there are ominous reasons behind his expulsion. With Miles back at home, the governess starts noticing ethereal figures roaming the estate's grounds. Desperate to learn more about these sinister sightings she discovers that the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of her predecessor hold grim implications for herself. As she becomes increasingly fearful that malevolent forces are stalking the children the governess is determined to save them, risking herself and her sanity in the process. (source BBC)

Dan's role

Dr Fisher - a young ambitious doctor working in a psychiatric hospital. His job is primarily to look after the physically and mentally injured veterans of the First World War. A resolute atheist, he despairs of the ministrations of the priests who come to comfort his shell shocked patients. He believes psychiatric help will save these men, not prayer nor medicine. His work is disrupted, however, by the arrival of a fascinating new patient on the woman's ward.

Broadcast dates

Wed 30 Dec 2009, BBC 1

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