Mrs. Wilson

Has anyone watched Masterpiece’s mini-series, Mrs. Wilson? I just finished it (on Amazon). It’s based on a true story. The lead actress, Ruth Wilson plays her real-life grandmother Alison Wilson in the story of her grandmother and grandfather’s lives - mysteries are uncovered after her grandfather’s death.

It was very interesting - I really enjoyed it.

For those of you that have seen it, do you know why everything; clothing, housewares, walls, cars, appliances, etc. were in shades of blue, turquoise, and teal? I loved the look of it - those are my favorites colors. I wanted everything!!

I watched it a couple of years ago. It really was riveting. Ruth Wilson is a fantastic actress, and I was amazed at the things her grandfather managed to pull off. He reminded me of my father, who was an irresponsible compulsive liar (I think nowadays he’d be classified as a narcissistic sociopath).

As for the color scheme (it’s my favorite too), I’d imagine it was just popular at the time in the UK, like advocado and burnt orange were in the US in the late '60s and early '70s.


An excellent film, and a fantastic story on which it is based, both of which deserve a much better following.

I dug around on the internet and finally found where the colors of the series are mentioned. The colors were used to differentiate between eras. The blues/turquoises were the 60s, warm, duller colors the 40s. I just loved the color palette. It kind of had me mesmerized. I agree that those blues were popular at that time, but I think they were used much more than what would have normally been seen.