BBC1’s Mrs Wilson came to a “staggering” climax on Tuesday night, with viewers praising the extraordinary real-life drama.
The three-part series observed the life of Alison Wilson (played by her granddaughter Ruth Wilson) who discovers after his death that her MI6 spy husband Alec had been living a double-life – with another family.
In the emotional finale, Alison meets Douglas, Alec’s child from Elizabeth, his fourth secret wife, and realises just how little she really knew her husband.
Wanting to preserve her own sons’ memories of their father, Alison chooses not to tell Gordon and Nigel about Alec’s other families, instead choosing to write the tale down.
The drama concluded with a shot of the real-life Wilson family together, including Ruth.
Viewers were stunned by the ending of Mrs Wilson, flocking to Twitter to sing the drama’s praises.
“What a beautiful ending to such a tragic memoir. Alexander Wilson changed so many lives with his stories but Alison Wilson touched so many with hers. Simply brilliant,” wrote one viewer.
Final episode of #MrsWilson and what a gripping show it’s been! Full of intrigue and twists, as well as stellar performances from the cast. Ruth Wilson is superb as per usual! Thoroughly enjoyed the show. Can’t believe it’s almost over 😭