Faith Severn (Bonham-Carter) tells us the story of her Aunts Vera and Eden. Faith stayed with them as a child during WWII when London was being bombed so she has the chance to witness their relationship turn from morbid closeness to conflict and hostility culminating in murder. It is a riveting piece of work and I was glued to the tv set the entire time. Of special interest is a plotline that is guided by two sisters whose conflict is born and festers when a baby is born to one of them. Two women in the same family, conflicted over a child born into that family, is a very common, every day occurrence and utterly believable as something that gets out of control fast. I must confess that Bonham-Carter, as I continue to see her shine in role after role, is a much better actress than I ever thought she'd turn into when I first saw her in "Room With A View," where she played a rather standard English historical ingenue. I've only seen this on video and so I can't comment about scenes which were edited out from when it showed on television, as one Amazon reviewer has done. I did not feel the lack of any scenes or character development, however. I have also not read the book so cannot compare that either although it is generally a fruitless task to compare films with the books they were based upon anyway.