BAFTA winning actress Francesca Annis (Cranford, Jane Eyre, Reckless) stars in ITV1's new two-part drama, The Little House, alongside renowned film, stage and television actors Tim Pigott-Smith (Alice in Wonderland, ENRON, Foyle’s War), Rupert Evans (Emma, The Palace, Hellboy) and rising star Lucy Griffiths (U Be Dead, Collision, Robin Hood). A compelling thriller, it explores the psychological power struggles within one family, has been adapted for television by Ed Whitmore from Philippa Gregory’s best selling novel. The drama follows the story of Ruth (Griffiths), who is married to career minded Patrick (Evans) and is pushed towards the limits of her own sanity when she becomes entangled in the lives of her wealthy but interfering in-laws Elizabeth. After falling unexpectedly pregnant, Ruth finds herself swept along on a tide of apparently well-intentioned family gestures which leave the previously independent school teacher detached from her former city life and living in 'the little house' at the end of her in-laws' driveway. And you thought you're ma-in-law was a nightmare.