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  • ITV
  • 1992-10-10T20:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins (3 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Tyne Tees Television
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The Rag Nymph is a 1997 UK television miniseries directed by David Wheatley and adapted from the popular novel by Catherine Cookson. In 19th century urban England, young orphan Millie Forester (played by Perdita Weeks) lives on the streets by herself. Her prostitute mother commited suicide and a pimp wants to recruit her for a job at a brothel. Luckily she is saved by Aggie Winkovski (Val McLane), a bag lady who makes a living by selling junk and rags. Aggie has also taken in teenaged Ben (Alec Newman), who develops a special friendship with the young adult Millie (played by Honeysuckle Weeks).
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3 episodes

1x01 1.1

  • Series Premiere

    1997-10-03T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Seperated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag lady Aggie Winkovski and her crippled helper, Ben.

1x02 1.2

  • 1992-10-10T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Drama set in Victorian North-East England. Six years on, and Millie has grown into a beautiful young woman, protected by Aggie and Ben. Millie is takes up a job as a nursemaid in the country, where the children love her. At the servant's ball, she dances with the local landowners nephew, Bernard Thompson, but come under the scrutiny of the vicious Berenice Crane-Boulder.

1x03 1.3

  • 1997-10-17T20:00:00Z — 60 mins

Now home after the attempted rape, Millie has use the cooking skills she learned at the convent school to turn Aggie's rag yard into a thriving bakery. Bernard Thompson arrives to see Millie, and everyone seems pleased with the relationship except Ben, who is jealous. When a row with Thompson sends her straight into the clutches of the ruthless Boswell, it is Ben who risks everything to come to her rescue.

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