BBC One confirms transmissions details for The Miniaturist

One of the big festive dramas from the Beeb is the two-part adaptation of Jessie Burton’s best-selling period thriller, The Miniaturist. It stars Anya Taylor, Romola Garai, Hayley Squires, Paapa Essiedu and Emily Berrington, and looks set to be one of the highlights of the festive season. Now we know when it’s going to be shown.

1686. Eighteen year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam.

Full of hopes and dreams, she has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of wealthy merchant, Johannes Brandt. But instead of Johannes she’s met by his cold sister Marin – and quickly realises that nothing is as it seems in the Brandt household.

When Johannes finally appears he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a dolls’ house replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror what is happening within the house in unexpected ways and seem to be predicting and unravelling the future with unsettling accuracy.

As Nella begins to uncover its secrets and those of the Brandt household she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall?

The Miniaturist: Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th December, 9pm, BBC One

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