Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph

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  • 1997
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (573)

Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph is a heartwarming British television drama set in Victorian England. The show is based on the book of the same name by Catherine Cookson and was released in 1997 by Bfs Entertainment. Starring Val McLane, Alec Newman, and Christine Anderson in lead roles, the show follows the story of a young girl's journey from rags to riches.

The main character, Millie, is a street-wise, penniless, and illiterate girl who is forced to survive by selling rags. She's shunned by society, but her life takes a turn for the better when she meets a rich man named Jerome who offers her shelter and education. Jerome is played by Alec Newman, who has a commanding presence on the screen as the wealthy benefactor.

Christine Anderson plays Dora, Jerome's sister, who is initially hostile to Millie but eventually becomes a mentor and friend to her. She's an excellent actress who delivers a nuanced performance as a complex and conflicted character.

Val McLane has a tough job playing the lead character, Millie, but she pulls it off admirably. She's convincing as a scrappy young girl who learns to read and write, and eventually becomes a lady of means. McLane's acting emphasizes the grit and determination of the character, who fights hard to break out of poverty and make something of her life.

The Rag Nymph is a story of triumph over adversity, but it's also a tale of love and loss. The characterizations are spot on, and the actors' performances are convincing and heartfelt. The production design is excellent, and the sets, costumes, and props all seem authentic to the period. The show also benefits from an atmospheric soundtrack that enhances the drama and emotions of the scenes.

The pacing of the show is slow at first, but it picks up speed as the story progresses. The plot takes some unexpected turns, and there are a few subplots that help to flesh out the characters and provide some depth to the story. There are also some comedic moments that provide relief from the heavier themes of the show.

Overall, Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph is a beautifully crafted period drama that will appeal to fans of historical fiction. It's a story of hope, romance, and determination that will leave viewers feeling uplifted and satisfied. The performances by the cast are excellent, and the production values are top-notch. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves a good period piece.

Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 1997.

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Part 3
3. Part 3
October 17, 1997
Millie returns home to turn Aggie's rag yard into a lucrative bakery, but a spat with Ben sends her straight into the arms of Boswell.
Part 2
2. Part 2
October 10, 1997
In Victorian Northeast England, 16-year-old Millie takes a job as a nursemaid and crosses paths with the vicious Berenice Crane-Boulder.
Part 1
1. Part 1
October 3, 1997
On the streets of 19th-century Newcastle, rag lady Aggie Winkovski takes in 10-year-old Millie, who's lost contact with her prostitute mother.
Where to Watch Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph
Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph is available for streaming on the Bfs Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 1997
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (573)