2019-06-21

Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph - Netflix

The Rag Nymph is a 1997 UK television miniseries directed by David Wheatley and adapted from the popular novel by Catherine Cookson. In 19th century urban England, young orphan Millie Forester (played by Perdita Weeks) lives on the streets by herself. Her prostitute mother commited suicide and a pimp wants to recruit her for a job at a brothel. Luckily she is saved by Aggie Winkovski (Val McLane), a bag lady who makes a living by selling junk and rags. Aggie has also taken in teenaged Ben (Alec Newman), who develops a special friendship with the young adult Millie (played by Honeysuckle Weeks).

Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1997-10-03

Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph - Bill Steel - Netflix

Bill Steel (born 20 May 1939) is a broadcaster and actor from North East England, best known for his work at Tyne Tees Television and Metro Radio.

Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph - Tyne Tees Television - Netflix

Employed once again by Tyne Tees, Steel worked as one of a number of presenters for the station's regional news programming and became its main anchor for the flagship 20-minute evening programme, Today At Six, and from 1976, the newly launched Northern Life. In 1980, Steel moved from news presenting back to continuity announcing for Tyne Tees, taking over as Chief Announcer and Head of Presentation in 1988, from incumbent Neville Wanless. Despite returning to announcing, he continued to read regular local news bulletins until the late 1980s. Alongside Kathy Secker, he remained as one of the last Newcastle-based announcers until March 1996 when the stations owners, Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television, moved the department to their own studios in Leeds. Steel signed off from continuity announcing on 16 March 1996 - one of his colleagues, the late Allan Cartner, made the final announcement from Newcastle later that night. At Tyne Tees, he had also presented many programmes including Songs of the Swinging Sixties, The Birthday Spot and Lookaround. He also appeared as a features reporter during the late 1980s and 1990s; including the regional magazine shows Tyne Tees Weekend and Tonight. Steel continued his work as a reporter until the end of 1996, when his contract with Tyne Tees was not renewed.

Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph - References - Netflix