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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011)

Based on true events. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy.

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James Hawes

Writers:

Kate Summerscale (book), Neil McKay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy Considine ... Detective Whicher
Peter Capaldi ... Samuel Kent
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Superintendent Foley
William Beck ... Dolly Williamson
Emma Fielding ... Mary Kent
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Commissioner Mayne
Kate O'Flynn ... Elizabeth Gough
Donald Sumpter ... Peter Edlin QC
Ben Miles ... Dr. Stapleton
Alexandra Roach ... Constance Kent
Jay Simpson ... George Redman
Peter Gordon Peter Gordon ... Holcombe
Charlie Hiett ... William Kent
Sarah Ridgeway Sarah Ridgeway ... Sarah Cox
Ben Crompton ... William Nutt
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Based on true events. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Unlike the end of this movie, Jack Whicher never left the force. Though his reputation was tarnished by failing to close the case, over the years he built it back up, eventually reaching the rank of assistant superintendent, retiring in 1881 and passing away later that year. Only this first movie is based on a real case: the rest are works of fiction. See more »

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Followed by The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Beyond the Pale (2014) See more »

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Mr. Whicher episodes are brilliant

This is actually a review of all four of the Mr. Whicher episodes that I've viewed: The Murder at Road Hill House, the Murder in Angel Lane, Beyond the Pale, and Ties that Bind. I disagree with other comments that the four don't come together. The psychological development of the Whicher character is completely plausible from a psychological perspective (I'm a psychotherapist). The shifting loyalties of the political characters are also completely plausible, in my personal experience with local politicians. I love the emotional depth, courage, humility, and values that the author and Paddy Considine bring to the Whicher role. I hope that there are more episodes.


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