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In 1863, a young Irish prostitute escapes her former life when she's hired as a maid in a big house near Edinburgh.

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  • arabella reid....Candida Benson
  • bessy buckley....Lucy Paterson
  • bridget....Cara Kelly
  • by.... Jane Harris
  • chemist....Kenny Blyth
  • davy flemyng....Grant O'rourke
  • dr mcgregor....Kenny Blyth
  • dramatised by.... Chris Dolan
  • duncan pollock....Kenny Blyth
  • followed by news
  • grocer....Grant O'rourke
  • james reid....Jimmy Chisholm
  • james reid....jimmy chisolm
  • janet....Rose Mcbain
  • muriel....Suzanne donaldson
  • nurse....Patricia Kavanagh
  • rev pollock....Crawford Logan
  • stranger....Patricia Kavanagh

  • arabella reid....Candida Benson
  • bessy buckley....Lucy Paterson
  • bridget....Cara Kelly
  • by.... Jane Harris
  • chemist....Kenny Blyth
  • davy flemyng....Grant O'rourke
  • dr mcgregor....Kenny Blyth
  • dramatised by.... Chris Dolan
  • duncan pollock....Kenny Blyth
  • followed by news
  • grocer....Grant O'rourke
  • james reid....Jimmy Chisholm
  • james reid....jimmy chisolm
  • janet....Rose Mcbain
  • muriel....Suzanne donaldson
  • nurse....Patricia Kavanagh
  • rev pollock....Crawford Logan
  • stranger....Patricia Kavanagh

  • 20070205

    By Jane Harris, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

    1/10. In 1863, a young Irish prostitute escapes her former life when she's hired as a maid in a big house near Edinburgh. But her new employer has secrets of her own - and both women are soon engaged in a delicate game of deception.

    Bessy Buckley....Lucy Paterson

    Arabella Reid....Candida Benson

    Rev Pollock....Crawford Logan

    Grocer....Grant O'Rourke

    20070206

    By Jane Harris, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

    2/10. As Bessy begins her new life as a maid at Castle Haivers, her employer makes some very odd requests.

    Bessy Buckley....Lucy Paterson

    Arabella Reid....Candida Benson

    James Reid....Jimmy Chisholm

    Followed by News.

    20070207

    By Jane Harris, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

    3/10. Bessy discovers that Arabella is writing a book about domestic servants - and there's an unflattering new chapter on Bessy's life as a prostitute.

    Bessy Buckley....Lucy Paterson

    Arabella Reid....Candida Benson

    James Reid....Jimmy Chisholm

    Dr McGregor....Kenny Blyth

    Muriel....Suzanne Donaldson

    Followed by News.

    20070208

    By Jane Harris, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

    4/10. Bessy discovers that one of the previous maids at Castle Haivers died in mysterious circumstances.

    Bessy Buckley....Lucy Paterson

    Arabella Reid....Candida Benson

    James Reid....Jimmy Chisholm

    Rev Pollock....Crawford Logan

    Duncan Pollock....Kenny Blyth

    Davy Flemyng....Grant O'Rourke

    Janet....Rose McBain

    Followed by News.

    20070209

    By Jane Harris, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

    5/10. Bessy pretends that the ghost of a previous maid has come back to haunt the occupants of Castle Haivers.

    Bessy Buckley....Lucy Paterson

    Arabella Reid....Candida Benson

    Followed by News.

    20070212

    By Jane Harris, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

    6/10. Bessy dupes her mistress into believing that the ghost of a former maid has returned to haunt Castle Haivers - but her plan backfires.

    Bessy Buckley....Lucy Paterson

    Arabella Reid....Candida Benson

    Followed by News.

    20070213

    By Jane Harris, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

    7/10. Bessy is trying to unravel the mystery of Nora's death when her mistress reveals a secret.

    Bessy Buckley....Lucy Paterson

    Arabella Reid....Candida Benson

    James Reid....Jimmy Chisolm

    Rev Pollock....Crawford Logan

    Chemist....Kenny Blyth

    20070214

    By Jane Harris, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

    8/10. Bessy's past life as a prostitute threatens to catch up with her.

    Bessy Buckley....Lucy Paterson

    Arabella Reid....Candida Benson

    James Reid....Jimmy Chisolm

    Bridget....Cara Kelly

    Dr McGregor....Kenny Blyth

    Muriel....Suzanne Donaldson

    20070215

    By Jane Harris, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

    9/10. Bessy's deceptions have tipped her mistress into insanity - and an unwanted guest arrives.

    Bessy Buckley....Lucy Paterson

    Arabella Reid....Candida Benson

    James Reid....Jimmy Chisolm

    Rev Pollock....Crawford Logan

    Bridget....Cara Kelly

    Dr McGregor....Kenny Blyth

    Muriel....Suzanne Donaldson

    Stranger....Patricia Kavanagh

    Followed by News.

    20070216

    By Jane Harris, dramatised by Chris Dolan.

    10/10. A second tragedy on the railway line brings an unexpected conclusion for Bessy and Arabella.

    Bessy Buckley....Lucy Paterson

    Arabella Reid....Candida Benson

    James Reid....Jimmy Chisolm

    Dr McGregor....Kenny Blyth

    Nurse....Patricia Kavanagh

    01*20070205

    Her new employer has secrets of her own - and both women are soon engaged in a delicate game of deception.

    01*20070205

    Her new employer has secrets of her own - and both women are soon engaged in a delicate game of deception.

    02*20070206

    As Bessy begins her new life as a maid at Castle Haivers, her employer makes some very odd requests.

    02*20070206

    As Bessy begins her new life as a maid at Castle Haivers, her employer makes some very odd requests.

    03*20070207

    Bessy discovers that Arabella is writing a book about domestic servants - and there's an unflattering new chapter on Bessy's life as a prostitute.

    03*20070207

    Bessy discovers that Arabella is writing a book about domestic servants - and there's an unflattering new chapter on Bessy's life as a prostitute.

    0420070208

    Bessy discovers that one of the previous maids at Castle Haivers died in mysterious circumstances.

    0420070208

    Bessy discovers that one of the previous maids at Castle Haivers died in mysterious circumstances.

    0520070209

    Bessy pretends that the ghost of a previous maid has come back to haunt the occupants of Castle Haivers.

    0520070209

    Bessy pretends that the ghost of a previous maid has come back to haunt the occupants of Castle Haivers.

    0620070212

    Bessy dupes her mistress into believing that the ghost of a former maid has returned to haunt Castle Haivers - but her plan backfires.

    0620070212

    Bessy dupes her mistress into believing that the ghost of a former maid has returned to haunt Castle Haivers - but her plan backfires.

    0720070213

    Bessy is trying to unravel the mystery of Nora's death when her mistress reveals a secret.

    0720070213

    Bessy is trying to unravel the mystery of Nora's death when her mistress reveals a secret.

    08*20070214

    Bessy's past life as a prostitute threatens to catch up with her.

    08*20070214

    Bessy's past life as a prostitute threatens to catch up with her.

    0920070215

    Bessy's deceptions have tipped her mistress into insanity - and an unwanted guest arrives.

    0920070215

    Bessy's deceptions have tipped her mistress into insanity - and an unwanted guest arrives.

    10 LAST*20070216

    A second tragedy on the railway line brings an unexpected conclusion for Bessy and Arabella.

    10 LAST*20070216

    A second tragedy on the railway line brings an unexpected conclusion for Bessy and Arabella.