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Watch: Tamzin Merchant in preview clips from 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Matthew Rhys (The Edge of Love) as John Jasper, Freddie Fox (The Three Musketeers 3D) as Edwin Drood, and Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice's own Georgiana Darcy) as Rosa Bud will premiere 23 days from today on PBS Masterpiece on April 15, 2012.

The site for The Mystery of Edwin Drood is now live online here (via PBS Masterpiece) No preview trailer from PBS yet, but the following contents are now up: Synopsis, Cast and Credits, Watch Online (The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be available for online viewing for a limited time, beginning April 16, 2012). If you can't wait until April to see this period drama, Buy the DVD here!

In the meantime, while we wait to see PBS Masterpiece's preview trailer and the full 2-part episodes/miniseries, there are two youtube videos with some clips from this two-part period drama below, one looks like a fanmade preview trailer from UK's BBC Two (it previously aired there last January 10 and 11) and a clip of Tamzin Merchant as Rosa Bud singing...



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Also, watch
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Q&A
Kicking off the BFI's three-month celebration of Dickens on Screen, the cast (Freddie Fox) and crew of The Mystery of Edwin Drood discuss working on the new TV adaptation, following a preview of the first episode.

From PBS Masterpiece site...

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Airing April 15, 2012 on PBS  Check local listings

By all appearances, respected choirmaster John Jasper (Matthew Rhys, Brothers & Sisters) should have a quiet life in the small village of Cloisterham. But the serenity is pierced by Jasper's opium-fueled dreams and surreal fantasies. At Jasper's despairing epicenter is his obsession with his nephew Edwin Drood's fiancé, Rosa Bud. When the handsome and cheerful Drood arrives for a visit with Rosa Bud, Jasper's previously hidden longings are slowly and unnervingly revealed. Simultaneously, orphan twins Neville and Helena Landless arrive from Ceylon to receive the charity of the community. But what could their connection to Cloisterham be and why would Jasper seem so shaken by their presence? And, when someone goes missing, is it all just a dark dream or are there very real sinister secrets yet buried in Cloisterham? From the Primetime Emmy Award™ winning producers of Little Dorrit, The Mystery of Edwin Drood also stars Freddie Fox, Julia McKenzie (Miss Marple) and Tamzin Merchant in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens's unfinished tale of passion and betrayal.

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