From award-winning writer Andrew Davies "Pride and Prejudice" comes "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders," the scandalous story of the notorious master criminal Alex Kingston, "Doctor Who" who captivated Britain during the riotous 18th century. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Pay-Per-View videos will become available to watch once the event starts, will be available for replay for 24 hours following the event, and are not available for download. If you choose Watch Now, the video will instantly stream to your computer and you may later stream it on another compatible device. If downloading is available, you can download the video to two locations. This enables you to watch the video without an Internet connection.
Alex Kingston - Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders
Alex Kingston - Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll
W atching the wondrous The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders ITV3 now, I'm not sure how, as a teenager somewhere in the mids, I dealt with the embarrassment of the sex scenes first time around. But how I loved this series. Moll's story makes even the most outlandish Hollyoaks plotline look plausible. As Daniel Defoe had it, she was "twelve years a whore, five times a wife whereof once to her own brother , eight years a transported felon and at last grew rich, lived honest and died a penitent".
This energetic, sardonic, and richly funny adaptation of Daniel Defoe's classic novel is completely unlike what you might expect from genteel Masterpiece Theatre. The heroine, Moll Flanders Alex Kingston , after being born in prison, wends her way through the top and bottom of 18th-century English society, has five husbands including a roguish highwayman who becomes the love of her life , many lovers male and female , travels to America and back again, and in general discovers all that is cruel and sweet in life. Kingston tears into her role with gleeful amorality and delicious charm, often turning to the camera with a seductive smile to ask, "What would you do? Not to be missed.
Sign in. Watch now. The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother.