This BBC miniseries version of the Emile Zola novel details the tragic life of Therese (Kate Nelligan), who is torn between her obligation to her older husband and a desire to be with his best friend. Therese and her adulterous lover plan to kill the husband, but when her guilt and deceit begin to surface it leads to a horrific conclusion. Brian Cox, Alan Rickman, Mona Washbourne also star. 166 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.