Lifetime's latest mini-series "The Red Tent" is a throwback to the days of "The Thorn Birds" and "The Winds of War." This two part production is not as epic as those were but does have a certain dramatic play to it that justifies its length. Its story covers decades and each and every one of its major characters is appealing and worthy of the screen time.
The main character is Dinah, daughter of Jacob.In the Bible she warrants only brief mention, but in the hands of novelist Anita Diamant she springs to full life. Diamant's well-loved novel THE RED TENT is the basis for the Lifetime movie. Rebecca Ferguson stars as Dinah.