The Chalk Garden
First screened in February 2006 / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Ronald Neame. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, John Mills, Edith Evans, Felix Aylmer, Elizabeth Sellars, Lally Bowers, Tonie MacMillan, Toke Townley. Screenplay: John Michael Hayes (based on the novel by Enid Bagnold). Twitter Capsule:
Wild Hayley Mills learns her governess may be a murderess. So much duller and, well, chalkier than that sounds.
Unexpected, nominally dark addendum to Kerr's career of playing governesses across a spectrum of the genteel and the evil. A footnote in even that context, and certainly in all others.