The Making of a Lady

The Making of a Lady

Thursday, May 29 at 9:00 p.m.

A penniless woman’s pragmatic marriage leads to life-threatening peril.

Based on the novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Sara Crewe, A Little Princess), this is the story of the educated but poor Emily (Lydia Wilson).

During her duties as a lady’s companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley), she meets her employer’s wealthy nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache).

Accepting his practical if unromantic marriage proposal, Emily finds solace in the company of Alec Osborn (James D’Arcy) and his glamorous wife, Hester (Hasina Haque), after Lord James leaves to rejoin his regiment. Emily, alone with the Osborns, increasingly comes under their control. Before long she begins to fear for her life.

Photo: Lydia Wilson as Emily Fox Seaton.