A screen of bizarre, probably Satanic sigils set the scene for this BAFTA award winning adaptation by Fay Weldon's novel about infidelity and impersonation.
Episode 1: Ruth discovers that her husband has fallen in love with another woman and in her fury discovers that she has extraordinary powers. Peel away the wife and mother and what do you find? Episode 2: It's hard to believe that sexy amazon Rita Rooney was only recently the Good Housewife Ruth, but you have to adopt strange roles as a She Devil determined on revenge. Episode 3: Mary Fisher's romantic idyll with her lover Bobbo is beginning to fray a little as her drunken mother and her lover's demanding children invade their lives. But they still have each other. Or do they? Episode 4: Mary Fisher's life is in ruins - she has lost almost everything and in her despair she turns to her priest for comfort. But how can she hope to win against the She Devil, whose triumph seems inevitable?