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Airing: Sundays, November 21 and 28, 1999
9 to 10:30pm,
(Check local listings)

A London mansion housing a huge library of rare old photos gets a new owner: an American millionaire bent on chucking the pictures and remaking the house as a business college. Thus begins a gothic tale of mystery, fanaticism, and the singular power of the still image. Liam Cunningham (Cracker)stars as the millionaire. Lindsay Duncan (Traffik, The Rector's Wife)is the library's imperious manager, determined to save the collection against all odds. And Timothy Spall (Our Mutual Friend)is the weird but indispensable photo librarian, who puts together an incredible picture essay of the millionaire's surprising past based on the slimmest of clues.


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