Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on a novel by Elizabeth McGregor, the two-part British miniseries Little White Lies starred Tara Fitzgerald as Beth Marsh, who was left in a state of numb despair when her beloved husband David (Martin Wenner) died in a car crash. Turning to her neighbors Julia (Cherie Lunghi) and Oliver (Peter Bowles) for comfort and support, Beth was shocked to discover that, just before his death, David was prepared to walk out on her and leave her penniless. Worse still, Julia was David's mistress, and Oliver was the attorney helping him bleed his bank account dry. Sternly, Oliver warned Beth not to take any retaliatory action, inasmuch as Julia was "crazy" and capable of anything -- even murder. It is only after her pet cat was killed and mutilated that Beth was galvanized into action against her neighbors, not so much out of concern for her own safety as for that of Julia and Oliver's sweet-faced young daughter Rosie (Poppy Rodgers). Little White Lies made its BBC1 debut on July 18, 1998.