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Mr. Wroe's Virgins 

Based on the novel novel by Jane Rogers, the series follows the stories of seven young women who came to live and serve in the household of 19th century cult leader John Wroe.
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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Pryce ...  John Wroe 4 episodes, 1993
Kathy Burke ...  Martha 4 episodes, 1993
Minnie Driver ...  Leah 4 episodes, 1993
Lia Williams ...  Joanna 4 episodes, 1993
Kerry Fox ...  Hannah 4 episodes, 1993
Freddie Jones ...  Tobias 4 episodes, 1993
Catherine Kelly Catherine Kelly ...  Rachel 4 episodes, 1993
Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly ...  Rebekah 4 episodes, 1993
Moya Brady Moya Brady ...  Dinah 4 episodes, 1993
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Brother Moses 4 episodes, 1993
Stefan Escreet Stefan Escreet ...  Samuel Walker 4 episodes, 1993
Fine Time Fontayne Fine Time Fontayne ...  Brother Paine 2 episodes, 1993
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Based on the novel novel by Jane Rogers, the series follows the stories of seven young women who came to live and serve in the household of 19th century cult leader John Wroe.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

24 February 1993 (UK) See more »

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(4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

This was originally shown on British TV in four episodes, each one told from the perspective of one of the women (Martha, Leah, Hannah and Joanna). The repeat edited these down into one film, running the stories together. See more »

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Defines the word sleeper.
13 February 2005 | by j-kilbourneSee all my reviews

This amazing British mini-series is a must see if you can find it. I am not sure if it ever appeared on American TV, which is a shame. Each performance is only more incredible than the last, and some, such as those of Kathy Burke and Kerry Fox, are towering. One's respect for those actresses leaps. The series grips the dark and grungy industrial world of the time, with its religious sects, with unsparing clarity, and equally unsparing full frontal female nudity, which is perhaps why it has not been seen on American TV. I recommend keeping a "favorite" search for it on eBay, and hoping you are lucky enough to find a copy. Technically, the DVD version looks more like a VHS. The soundtrack is in good stereo, and the music is appropriate and beautifully written. This is a sleeper gem that is worth searching for.


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