The Beggar Bride is a Drama programme.


The Beggar Bride

Angela Harper (Keeley Hawes) is a wife and mother who, along with her husband, Billy (Joe Duttine) are having quite serious financial problems. At the scene of a car accident, however, Angela has a chance encounter and comes up with an idea on how she can rescue herself and her family from certain poverty.

At home she tries explaining to her husband that her plan is to seduce and bigamously marry Sir Fabian Ormerod (Nicholas Jones) for the pure reason of extorting money from him.

After cleverly engineering a *chance* meeting with Sir Fabian at the opera everything seems to be going according to plan until Angela falls pregnant.

Knowing of Sir Fabian's desire for son and heir, Angela convinces Sir Fabian that the child is his and the couple marry.

However, the marriage causes friction with Sir Fabian's unbalanced daughter, Honesty (Charlotte Williams). When baby Harry is born, events really come to a head and Honesty realises he will be the heir to the family fortune - leaving her possibly penniless.

When Angela starts receiving anonymous letters which threaten to expose her lurid past, the stakes rise even higher.

Finally, all hell breaks loose when Harry is kidnapped and the police become involved. Who is the mysterious letter writer? How are these events connected to the mysterious, unsolved death of Sir Fabian's first wife? Will all be revealed? You'll have to watch and see.

Starring : Keeley Hawes .... Angela Harper

Nicholas Jones .... Sir Fabian Ormerod

Joe Duttine .... Billy Harper

rest of cast listed alphabetically

Kacey Ainsworth .... Tina

Jean Anderson .... Lady Alice Hurleston

Angela Belton .... WDC Jones

T.R. Bowen .... Jerry

John Bowler .... Inspector Hayes

Elena Byers .... Pandora Ormerod

Joanna Byers .... Tabitha Ormerod

Constance Chapman .... Nanny Ba Ba

Maurice Denham .... Lord Evelyn Hurleston

Iain Easton .... Robert

Francesca Folan .... Ruth Hubbard

Miles Harvey .... Aaron Teale

Diana Kent (I) .... Ffiona Ormerod

Richard Lintern .... Callister

Elizabeth Mickery .... Sandra Baines

Georgina Sutcliffe .... Laura

Charlotte Williams .... Honesty Ormerod

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 75 minutes (approx)

Main Cast

Maurice Denham
Jean Anderson
Image for Keeley HawesKeeley Hawes
Joe Duttine
Nicholas Jones
Charlotte Williams