Period Drama | Completed
Dr Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie (Gregor Selkirk) in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia (Holliday Grainger) into Jean’s world. In the sanctuary of the doctor’s house the two women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognises and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950’s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever.
Annabel Jankel (The Irishman, True Blood, Margaret, The Piano)
Daisy Allsop and Nick Hill, Annabel Jankel, Nik Bower, Laure Vaysse
Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth Based on Fiona Shaw’s 2009 novel of the same name
Anna Paquin (The Piano, True Blood, Margaret), Holliday Grainger (My Cousin Rachel, The Finest Hours, Cinderella)