The Crimson Petal and the White

Based on Michel Faber's bestseller, this BBC series follows the fortunes of Sugar (Romola Garai, Atonement) a prostitute who longs for a better life away from her cruel mother (Gillian Anderson, The Crown). Sexually adept, ambitious, and clever, she casts a spell on William Rackham (Chris O'Dowd, Bridesmaids), feckless heir to a perfume business and husband to a wife slipping slowly into insanity.