Sara Collins’ bestseller The Confessions of Frannie Langton, now a BritBox four-part series stars Karla-Simone Spence, follows the strange life of an enslaved West Indies woman Frannie, taken by her owner in 1825 to serve in the home of a wealthy family in London. The lady of the house, Madame Marguerite (Sophie Cookson) is sympathetic to Langton who suffers overt, violent racism but refuses to break. They develop a bond of trust and a dangerous sexual affair which, if discovered, will ruin them. Murder in the house tears their world apart – and that’s where we meet Frannie. What She Said’ Anne Brodie spoke with Spence and Collins about this harrowing story.
The Confessions of Frannie Langton debuts today, March 8 on BritBox