Curious, If True

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
01The Squire's Story1998101920100927 (BBC7)
20100928 (BBC7)
20111119 (BBC7)
20111120 (BBC7)
20130924 (BBC7)
20130925 (BBC7)

Five stories of mystery and the supernatural by Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised by Sally Hedges.

1: `The Squire's Story'.

Mr Higgins appears every inch the gentleman.

But his strange manners - not to mention a tendency to disappear - suggest a less ordinary source for his comfortable lifestyle.

With Elizabeth Spriggs, Angela Thorne and Michael Lumsden.

Director Nigel Bryant.

Mr Higgins appears every inch the perfect jovial gentleman.

Mr Higgins appears every inch the perfect jovial gentleman - but his strange manners arouse suspicion.

Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.

Mr Higgins appears every inch the perfect jovial gentleman, but his strange manners arouse suspicion. Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.

02The Crooked Branch1998102020100928 (BBC7)
20100929 (BBC7)
20111126 (BBC7)
20111127 (BBC7)
20130925 (BBC7)
20130926 (BBC7)

Five stories of mystery and the supernatural by Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised by Sally Hedges.

2: `The Crooked Branch'.

Farmers Nathan and Hester Huntroyd shower love and money on their handsome son Benjamin.

But he has ambitions above their humble station, and the result is unexpected, to say the least.

With Elizabeth Spriggs, Peter Meakin and Mary Jo Randle.

Director Nigel Bryant.

Farmer Nathan showers love and money on son Ben - but he has ambitions above his station.

Farmer Nathan showers love and money on his handsome son Ben - but he has ambitions above his station.

Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.

Farmer Nathan showers love and money on his handsome son Ben, but he has ambitions above his station. Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.

03The Poor Clare1998102120100929 (BBC7)
20100930 (BBC7)
20111203 (BBC7)
20111204 (BBC7)
20130926 (BBC7)
20130927 (BBC7)

Five stories of mystery and the supernatural by Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised by Sally Hedges.

3: `The Poor Clare'.

A young lawyer investigating the heir to a substantial fortune is drawn towards a young woman haunted by a mother's curse.

With Elizabeth Spriggs, Kim Wall, Janet Dale and Kathryn Hunt.

Director Nigel Bryant.

Investigating the heir to a fortune, a lawyer is drawn towards a woman haunted by a curse.

Investigating the heir to a fortune - a young lawyer is drawn towards a woman haunted by a curse.

Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.

Investigating the heir to a fortune - a young lawyer is drawn towards a woman haunted by a curse. Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.

04Lois The Witch1998102220100930 (BBC7)
20101001 (BBC7)
20111210 (BBC7)
20111211 (BBC7)
20130927 (BBC7)
20130928 (BBC7)

Five stories of mystery and the supernatural by Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised by Sally Hedges.

4: `Lois the Witch'.

A Warwickshire girl, newly arrived in Salem, Massachusetts, finds herself drawn into a Puritan family's world of visions, malice and, apparently, demonic possession.

With Elizabeth Spriggs, Carolyn Backhouse and Sandra Berkin.

Director Nigel Bryant.

An English girl, fresh to Salem, faces the malicious accusations of a Puritan family.

An English girl fresh to Salem, Massachusetts faces the malicious accusations of a Puritan family.

Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.

An English girl fresh to Salem, Massachusetts faces the malicious accusations of a Puritan family. Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.

05 LASTThe Grey Woman1998102320101001 (BBC7)
20101002 (BBC7)
20111217 (BBC7)
20111218 (BBC7)
20131001 (BBC7)
20131002 (BBC7)

Five stories of mystery and the supernatural by Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised by Sally Hedges.

5: `The Grey Woman'.

A miller's daughter marries a nobleman.

However, this is no fairy tale but the beginning of a terrifying adventure.

With Elizabeth Spriggs, Stella Gonet and Adjoa Andoh.

Director Nigel Bryant.

When a miller's daughter marries a nobleman, it's the start of a terrifying adventure.

It's no fairytale, as a miller's daughter marries a nobleman - but the start of a terrifying adventure.

Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.

It's no fairytale as a miller's daughter marries a nobleman, but the start of a terrifying adventure. Stars Elizabeth Spriggs.