A random encounter on the side of the road leads to a man’s world being turned upside down in “The Woman in White,” coming Sundays at 9 p.m. on Arizona PBS.
When Walter Hartright (played by Ben Hardy) encounters a ghostly woman dressed all in white on a moonlit road, he is drawn into a web of intrigue that will transform his life forever. Offering his assistance to this distressed, spectral woman he is later shocked to discover that she had just escaped from a nearby insane asylum.
Shortly afterwards, Hartright takes up a teaching position in the Cumbrian village of Limmeridge. There, he meets his pupils – the clever, bold Marian Halcombe (Jessie Buckley) and the beautiful, sweet-natured Laura Fairli (Olivia Vinall). Over the next few weeks, Walter and Laura form a strong attachment for one another. However, she is promised in marriage to Sir Percival Glyde, a charming local baronet with a secret he will do anything to protect.
Soon after the wedding, Glyde’s true nature begins to emerge and Laura is placed in a precarious situation. Marian and Walter race to rescue Laura and expose Sir Percival and his past.
Based on the 1859 mystery novel by Wilkie Collins, this five-part series also stars Dougray Scott (“Mission: Impossible II”) as the villainous Sir Percival Glyde; and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”) as Mr. Frederick Fairlie, the uncle of Laura and Marian.
Need to catch up, or want to enjoy it again? Watch all five episodes via Passport.