The acclaimed BBC TV adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic mystery, the first detective novel ever written, starring Greg Wise, Keeley Hawes and Antony Sher. The Moonstone, a sacred Hindu diamond believed to carry a curse, was stolen from a shrine in India.
In 1848, just days before her 18th birthday, Yorkshire heiress Rachel Verinder discovers the jewel has been bequeathed to her by her estranged uncle.The Moonstone has been delivered by her by a young relative Franklin Blake, who offers to mount the jewel, so that she can wear it. The next morning, the jewel is gone, but it seems everyone – including the mysterious band of Indian Brahmins, the house-maid even Rachel’s mother, Lady Julia – has an alibi. It falls upon the renowned detective Sergeant Cuff to attempt to unravel the mystery of the stolen diamond. Has one of the obvious suspects deviously committed the crime, or could there a more sinister force at work?