Meet Alison Wilson, a recent widow who discovers her spy novelist husband lived a double life. Determined to uncover the truth about the man she loved, she soon finds herself at the center of a mystery that proves truth can be stranger than fiction.
Alec and Alison Wilson marry after meeting in the secret service during World War II. Two decades later, spy novelist Alec dies, and his real story begins to emerge. Alison tracks down his former partner, who was also deceived by Alec’s charms.
Alison tracks down Dorothy, Alec’s partner in espionage years earlier while working in India. Like Alison, she too was deceived by the charming spy and the stories he told. The pages start filling in about the man she thought she knew.
Alec’s handler in the secret service drops a bombshell, changing everything. But is it the truth? Resigned to uncertainty about the past and seeking peace for her future, Alison receives a final surprise.
Masterpiece: Mrs. Wilson, Sunday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.