Don't miss the gripping mystery series The Woman in White - see all the details below.

Mystery is the name of the game, and The Woman in White offers no shortage of mystery for you to enjoy. Check out the premiere on Wednesday 8 August at 19:59 on BBC First and streaming on DStv Now. We've got all the details on what you need to know before diving into this brand new British series.

Based on a book

This series is based on a mystery novel of the same name written by Wilkie Collins. The book was considered one of the finest in the mystery genre - specifically the "sensational" sub-genre. Many consider the book to have sparked a lot of the detective trends that were seen in future mystery novels. Incredible, right?

The story

A gripping story that will keep you on the edge of your couch, The Woman in White sees two half-sisters get caught up in a deadly spiral of events with their art teacher related to a mentally ill woman - all dressed in white. The dark elements of the story will keep you intrigued and coming back for more to get the answers you wanted.

The cast

Such a story requires an excellent cast to bring it to life. Jessie Buckley and Olivia Vinall take on the role of half-sisters Marian and Laura respectively. Vinall previously appeared in Holby City and Apple Tree Yard, while Buckley is known for the BBC adaptation of War and Peace and her time on the talent show I'd Do Anything

Former EastEnders star Ben Hardy and former Desperate Housewives actor Dougray Scott round up the stellar cast for The Woman in White

Watch The Woman in White  on Wednesday 8 August at 19:59 on BBC First and streaming on DStv Now.

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