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The Confessions of Frannie Langton (ITVX)

  • Episode:

    1 of 4

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 08 Dec 2022

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Week:

    Week 49 2022 : Sat 03 Dec - Fri 09 Dec

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Fri 18 Nov 2022

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Full series drop on ITVX on Thursday 8 December.

The Confessions of Frannie Langton a four-part drama, adapted by author and writer Sara Collins from her breath-taking debut novel of the same name.

Karla-Simone Spence (Blue Story, Wannabe) leads the cast in the role of Frannie Langton, the drama’s young protagonist born into a life of slavery who is fighting to tell her own story. She is joined by Sophie Cookson (The Trial of Christine Keeler, Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Madame Marguerite Benham and Patrick Martins (Redemption, Blasts From The Past) as Olaudah “Laddie” Cambridge in the murder mystery drama.

Also starring in the historically authentic adaptation is Stephen Campbell Moore (War of The Worlds, The One) as renowned scientist and husband to Madame, George Benham. Joining him are Steven Mackintosh (Rocketman, Wanderlust) as John Langton and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn (Small Axe) as Sal.

Set against the dazzling opulence of Georgian London, The Confessions of Frannie Langton, narrates Frannie’s journey from a Jamaican plantation to the grand Mayfair mansion of celebrated scientist George Benham and his exquisitely beautiful wife, Madame Marguerite Benham. In a misguided and monstrous gesture Frannie is gifted to Benham by the man who owns her, John Langton, and she is employed as a maid in the household much to her chagrin.

Episode 1

London, 1826: A young Jamaican maid, Frannie Langton is found asleep in bed next to her lover, Madame Benham, who lies dead beside her. When Master George Benham is also found dead, and Frannie claims to have no memory of the previous night, Frannie is dragged to Newgate prison, accused of double murder.

In flashbacks, we learn that Frannie was born into slavery in Jamaica. Her enslaver, John Langton, brought her to London and gave her as a 'gift' to the wealthy London couple to work as a maid.  George Benham, an esteemed scientist, had been funding John Langton’s mysterious 'race' experiments on his plantation.

Frannie is visited in prison by her devoted friend Sal, who tries to help her remember what happened on the night of the murders.  If she cannot - or will not remember - Frannie will hang.