The UK’s BBC Two has a new TV movie airing on Monday, 30 December, titled The Thirteenth Tale; and we have a look at two clips from it right here. Hopefully it’ll be heading Stateside via BBC America shortly!
The Thirteenth Tale, starring Vanessa Redgrave (Julia, Howard’s End, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh) and Olivia Colman (“Broadchurch”), is a psychological drama adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons) from Diane Setterfield’s bestselling novel.
It’s directed by James Kent (“The White Queen”) and co-stars Alexandra Roach, Robert Pugh, Steven Mackintosh, and Tom Goodman Hill.
Biographer Margaret Lea (Colman) is summoned to the Yorkshire home of dying novelist Vida Winter (Redgrave), who has handpicked Margaret to write her biography. Though initially hesitant, as Vida has a reputation for distorting facts in interviews, Margaret becomes fascinated by her previously untold story.
As the novelist recounts her dark and disturbing childhood, Margaret is compelled to finally face the trauma of her own past. But as time runs out, Margaret, desperate to hear the end of Vida’s story, begins to wonder if she is hearing the confessions of a murderer.
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