The Moth

Walking in the Durham countryside one moonlit evening, carpenter Robert Bradley is startled to see what looks like an apparition. It turns out to be the unearthly Millie Thorman, known locally as The Moth. Returning her safely home, Robert meets Millie’s beautiful and protective older sister Sarah. When Robert is driven from his home, unjustly accused of fathering his cousin’s child, he decides to seek work on the Thorman estate. Life in service is not easy for a skilled craftsman, but two things keep Robert at the Thormans’: the vulnerability of Millie and the attraction of her forceful sister.

“superb performaces” – Daily Mail

“class, passion and subdued violence” – Daily Express


Jack Davenport, Juliet Aubrey, Justine Waddell, David Bradley, Judy Loe, Jeremy Clyde

Screenplay by

Gordon Hann

Directed by

Roy Battersby

Produced by

Ray Marshall

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