Unhappily married to her sickly cousin, a young woman begins a passionate affair with one of his friends. Obsession leads to murder and a horrifying psychological aftermath in this steamy BBC miniseries seen on Masterpiece Theatre in 1981. Based on the classic novel by Emile Zola, winner of several BAFTA awards. With Kate Nelligan (Wolf), Kenneth Cranham (Rome), and Brian Cox (Braveheart). "Lust and torment, dastardly crimes, treachery, agony, and wonderful acting"--Washington Post. 3 episodes, 3 hrs, 1 DVD, SDH. Mature audiences.