A Respectable Trade



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A Respectable Trade is a 1998 television drama mini-series starring Warren Clarke as Josiah Cole, Anna Massey as Sarah Cole and Emma Fielding as Frances Scott Cole. The mini-series is set in 18th century England, where the slave trade is lucrative, and a young woman discovers that her husband is dealing in human cargo. A Respectable Trade is based on the novel written by Philippa Gregory. In 1999, A Respectable Trade won the Golden Spire Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival and the BAFTA TV Award for Best Costume Design.