The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

The Orchard Walls

Season 11, Ep 7, Aired 12/31/98
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  • Episode Description
  • In England, in June 1941, sixteen-year-old Jenny is evacuated from war-torn London to her Aunt Ella's house in rural Hampshire. The elderly Mrs Thorn is preoccupied with thoughts of her son, away fighting the Germans in North Africa, Uncle Daniel is dismal, and Aunt Ella is acting oddly. Then Jenny discovers a secret, with tragic results.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Graham Benson

  • Jacqueline Holborough

  • Honeysuckle Weeks

    Jenny

  • Ruth Rendell

  • Sylvia Syms

    Mrs Thorn

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  • Notes (2)

    • Adapted from the short story by Ruth Rendell, published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine dated May 1985 and collected in The New Girlfriend and Other Stories (1985).

    • This episode was broadcast at 9.30 p.m. on a Thursday.

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