Updated Mon, Feb 10, 2014 2:09 pm
Thursday, February 13 • 9 p.m.
Based on the novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Making of a Lady” is the story of the educated but penniless Emily Fox Seaton. During her duties as a lady’s companion for Lady Maria, she meets her employer’s wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst.
After accepting his practical, if unromantic, marriage proposal, Emily finds solace in the company of Walderhurst’s nephew Alec Osborn and his glamorous wife, Hester, after Lord James leaves to rejoin his regiment.
But all is not what it seems as an increasingly contented Emily has no inkling her life is actually in danger. While Walderhurst risks his life overseas, Emily, alone with the Osborns, seems powerless to avoid the threat that begins to encircle her and begins to fear for her life.
Adapted for the screen by Kate Brooke and directed by Richard Curson Smith, “The Making of a Lady” is executive produced by Stevie Lee for Runaway Fridge TV and produced by Jo Willett.
“We're lucky to have such a wonderful script from Kate Brooke,” said Lee. “It’s an engaging and clever story with tension and jeopardy every step of the way, but also it’s fresh, a period story that very few people know.”