When Whicher offers to help a country lady find her niece, he's drawn into a disturbing case of murder which brings him up against wealthy and powerful figures and throws him into conflict with his former police colleagues.
A divorce case involving a landowner and his young wife spirals into something darker, drawing Whicher into the heart of the English countryside where he uncovers the most disturbing and destructive of secrets.
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
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 »
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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