I somehow missed this on TV but enjoyed Margaret Forster's autobiography and wondered how good this adaptation would be. Have to admit I was pleasantly surprised, as it's a necessarily condensed version of a complicated life, based mainly around Daphne du Maurier's amorous relationships with publisher's wife Ellen Doubleday (Elizabeth McGovern) and actress Gertrude Lawrence (the ever-splendid and slightly OTT Janet McTeer). It's a neat illustration of how life mirrors art and how art becomes compelling when it's fired by repressed desire. Geraldine Somerville as Daphne captures her growing sense of alienation from the combined role of mother/wife/celebrity. The film makes clear that she was trapped by her own self-disgust at the thought of being a lesbian, despite a number of passionate encounters with her own sex - and, as readers, we're fortunate that she funneled most of these desires into her strangely eroticised novels. I urge you to read Forster's autobiography, which provides more detail of her early life and her ambiguous relationship with her father.