Came across ‘Fingersmith’ on the Drama Channel based on he book by


Susan Trinder is a ‘fingersmith’, that is a thief who lives in a London slum with Mrs.Sucksby who takes in unwanted babies and has looked after her ‘Sue’ since she was a baby.

A scam passes there way by a man who gambled all his money away and Sue signs on to swindle rich Maud Lilly out of 40,000 pounds.

Maud is an orphan who lives with her uncle, but what exactly is going on in the Lilly house? Sue will pose as Maud’s maid so that Mr.Rivers, another swindler make her fall in love with him, eventually marry her and then madhouse…then the money heirs.

Interesting plot, Susan and Maud have a lesbian relationship but the whole series is played out tastefully. From 2005 and stars Elaine Cassidy as Maud and Sally Hawkins as Sue. Imelda Staunton and Charles Dance have some small roles but all in all it’s very good.


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