Fingersmith is a two-part BBC mini-series that was televised in 2005.

The story is an adaptation of Sarah Waters' 2002 novel of the same name and follows the meeting of two very different young women. Directed by Aisling Walsh, it stars Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Elaine Cassidy, Rupert Evans and Charles Dance.

The mini-series was nominated for Best Drama Serial at the 2006 British Academy Television Awards.


The lives of two young women, Sue Trinder & Maud Lily, collide in Victorian England when a group of thieves concoct an elaborate scam to defraud a young heiress of her inheritance. The story alternates between the twisting back alleyways of Dickensian London and the cloistered gloom of a Gothic mansion in 1862.