The Devil's Whore

The combination of a strange title and the English Civil War subject matter might not get everyone's lips smacking with glee. And that would be a shame, because The Devil's Whore is a treat, an intelligent, richly textured labour of love from writers/creators Peter Flannery and Martine Brant. Andrea Riseborough - so good as a Margaret Thatcher in The Long Walk to Finchley - shines as Angelica Fanshawe, a young woman abandoned as a child by her fanatical mother and haunted by apparitions of the devil ever since. Marrying into aristocracy, Angelica is pitched headlong into a divided Britain. Cromwell (an impressive Dominic West) and the Roundheads are dismantling the social and political order, while Charles I (Peter Capaldi) clings to the throne. Angelica's life is disrupted, and not least by the enigmatic mercenary, Edward Sexby (John Simm).

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  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 83795
  • Status Ended
  • Airs Wednesday,
  • Original Network Channel 4
  • Networks Channel 4 from November 2008 to December 2008
  • Runtimes 80 minutes (4 episodes)
  • Genres Drama Mini-Series
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  • Created November 19, 2008 by remarks
  • Modified July 25, 2018 by Administrator

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