80s British TV Thrillers?

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Hello, I'm trying to find the title of a couple of films from the 80s which I think were made for TV:

The first one involved a beautiful young woman who wanted to be a model. She got a gig with a photographer who shot her tied up in bondage-style, ostensibly for fashion, but ended up raping her. I can't qite remember, but I think nobody believes her, or something...
She ends up going mad and the last shot shows her in her house, dressed in a spectacular (red?) dress coming down the stairs with her place filled with tramps and down and outs... Does that ring a bell? - The film had a very 80s look and I watched it in '87...

The other one involves a young woman helping out on the farm of a 'Mr Parker' and her desire to get out of poverty. She schemes to make the much older Mr Parker fall in love with her, whilst dreaming romantic dreams about a fashion model (Arthur?), whom she actually meets one sunny day... Meanwhile Mr Parker has fallen deeply for her, and the whole thing ends in tears - I think Mr Parker kills himself and she realises too late her true feelings for him! (I'm not sure if this one is actually from the 80s...)

Can anybody help?



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Wow! It really does sound like Dulicma!! - Thanks Christine!

Has anyone an idea about the first film?



The first one seems familiar, but I can't quite get it. If there wasn't a rape in it I might've thought it was an old ep of The Avengers or Tales of the Unexpected.
It sounds a bit like one of the films of the life of Bettie Page but of course she's not British



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...no, it was definitely British... I remember at one point she was wearing a black and white striped dress in it - possibly with hat - very striking and 80s, there being a lot going on plot-wise about the fashion industry and photography and so forth... I think the leading actress had reddish hair, and the whole had a very Made-For-TV feel... But definitely not the Avengers or anything, it was more of a film in it's own right...