The Moonstone

Season 1
 (207)2016TV-PG
A fresh adaption of English literature's first great detective novel. "The Moonstone" centers on the theft of a cursed but priceless diamond. The charismatic Franklin Blake must solve the disappearance of the Moonstone in order to win back the woman he loves, the beautiful, principled and independent Rachel Verinder.
Starring
John ThomsonSarah HadlandTerenia Edwards
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    October 31, 2016
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    It is 1849, and Franklin Blake comes back to England after his father's death, forced to face the ghosts of the year before. The famous Indian Moonstone was stolen on the night of Rachel Verinder's 18th birthday and Franklin seeks out the Verinder family butler, for his help in finding the jewel. If he doesn't find it, then Rachel, the love of his life, will be lost to him forever.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    November 1, 2016
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Following the shock of the Moonstone's disappearance, the celebrated detective Sergeant Cuff is called to Yorkshire by Franklin. Rachel is devastated by the loss of the diamond and leaves for London, casting suspicion on herself. Cuff focuses on the odd behavior of Rosanna, a reformed thief who now works as a servant in the Verinder house. Before he has chance to talk to her, she disappears.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    November 2, 2016
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Rachel's cousin Miss Clack arrives in Yorkshire and tells Franklin what happened when Rachel and Lady Verinder were reunited in London. She tells how another of Rachel's cousins has been implicated in the disappearance of the Moonstone.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    November 3, 2016
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Verinder's solicitor Mr. Bruff discovers that Godfrey has proposed to Rachel and that the invitation has been accepted. While Bruff heads off to try to stop the wedding, Sergeant Cuff arrives at Franklin's lodgings with a letter from Rosanna.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    November 4, 2016
    44min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Following a tearful meeting with Rachel, Franklin returns to the Verinder house in Yorkshire to seek answers, meeting Dr. Ezra Jennings, who offers to help. Franklin is desperate to find the thief and win back Rachel. Jennings has one solution - Franklin must put his life at risk by restaging of the night of the party in the hope it will prove his innocence once and for all.

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Directors
Lisa Mulcahy
Supporting actors
Joshua SilverSophie WardStewart ClarkeLeo Wringer
Producers
Joanna HanleyJo SargentJohn Yorke
Season year
2016
Network
BBC
Content advisory
Foul languagedrug usesexual contentnudityviolence
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