Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

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Director: Brian Percival

Cast: Billie Piper, Julie Walters, Robert Glenister

     
 
As directed by Brian Percival and adapted by scenarist Adrian Hodges from the bestselling period novel by Philip Pullman, the BBC production The Ruby in the Smoke recounts the 19th Century adventures of Sally Lockhart (Billie Piper), an aggressive and determined young Brit. Wielding a loaded pistol, fluency in Hindustani, and a fundamental knowledge of military

Overview

As directed by Brian Percival and adapted by scenarist Adrian Hodges from the bestselling period novel by Philip Pullman, the BBC production The Ruby in the Smoke recounts the 19th Century adventures of Sally Lockhart (Billie Piper), an aggressive and determined young Brit. Wielding a loaded pistol, fluency in Hindustani, and a fundamental knowledge of military maneuvers, Sally is anything but a typically submissive, Victorian Era girl. The tale finds her embarking on a quest to uncover the reasons for her father's premature death, and the reason why three seemingly harmless words from her mouth - "The Seven Blessings" - lead to the sudden demise of her father's associate. The film co-stars Robert Glenister, David Harewood and screen veteran Julie Walters as the vile Mrs. Holland. The film marks the first installment in a planned series of BBC productions based on Pullman's series of novels about Sally Lockhart.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2007
UPC:
0783421417397
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:26:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Masterpiece Theatre - Ruby in the Smoke
1. Introduction [2:12]
2. The Seven Blessings [12:33]
3. A Deadly Enemy [14:27]
4. The Missing Page [14:57]
5. The Opium Den [8:25]
6. Selby's Note [9:58]
7. The Chase [10:26]
8. The Truth [12:00]

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The Ruby in the Smoke 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Sally and Frederick are adorable in the movie. Going to read the books after watching this. This was a pretty good mystery that goes by pretty quick. Acting was good. Cool to see some familiar faces that you may recognize from shows like Doctor Who and movies based on Jane Austen's books.