6.6/10
1,038
9 user 3 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(book),
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Christopher Menaul
Stars: Paddy Considine, Olivia Colman, James Wilson
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Whicher is hired by a powerful political grandee to investigate violent threats made against his son, who has recently returned from India with his young family.

Director: David Blair
Stars: John Heffernan, Adrian Quinton, Laura Morgan
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Geoffrey Sax
Stars: Helen Bradbury, Alex Robertson, Paddy Considine
Honour (2014)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A story centered on a young woman is targeted by her family for an "honour killing" and the bounty hunter who takes the job.

Director: Shan Khan
Stars: Aiysha Hart, Paddy Considine, Faraz Ayub
Code of a Killer (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by DCS David Baker in catching a double murderer.

Stars: John Simm, Anna Madeley, David Threlfall
Last Resort (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a young Russian woman and her son leave Moscow to meet her fiancé, who fails to show up, she declares political asylum.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Dina Korzun, Artyom Strelnikov, Paddy Considine
Chasing Shadows I (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A missing persons unit investigate serial killers who target the impressionable and vulnerable.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Alex Kingston, Alfie Field
Southcliffe (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Following a raft of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.

Stars: Rory Kinnear, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson
Pu-239 (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.

Director: Scott Z. Burns
Stars: Paddy Considine, Oscar Isaac, Valeriu Pavel Dan
Lightfields (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A tragic death in 1944 sends ghostly ripples down the years ensuring that the truth will eventually surface, whatever the cost.

Stars: Dakota Blue Richards, Alexander Aze, Michael Byrne
The Chinese (TV Mini-Series 1983)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An examination of the modern state of China, its recent history and its people.

Stars: Patrick Watson, Jerome Cohen, Re Fung Zhan
Cold Blood (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Stars: Jemma Redgrave, John Hannah, Ace Bhatti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Tom Georgeson ...
Superintendent Foley
...
Emma Fielding ...
...
...
...
Peter Edlin QC
...
Dr. Stapleton
...
Jay Simpson ...
George Redman
Peter Gordon ...
Holcombe
...
Sarah Ridgeway ...
Sarah Cox
...
William Nutt
Edit

Storyline

In 1860 Scotland Yard's 'Prince of Sleuths' Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the murder of three-year-old Saville Kent,snatched from his bed at night and killed.Saville's nurse Elizabeth Gough is a prime suspect but released for want of evidence though local Superintendant Foley is convinced it is an inside job. Foley gives his help grudgingly,disdainful of 'modern' methods,speculating that Saville woke to see Elizabeth with a lover,possibly Saville's father,an unpopular man. Part of a woman's torn garment is found,stained in blood,and Constance,Kent's sixteen-year-old daughter from his first marriage, claims she lost a night-gown. Dr. Stapleton,the family physician,tells Whicher that Constance,like her mother,is dangerously unstable and jealous of Saville. Both she and younger brother William hate their stepmother Mary,their former nanny,with whom Kent cuckolded their mother. Whicher arrests Constance but fails to get a confession from her and,at her trial,a ... Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der Verdacht des Mr. Whicher: Der Mord von Road Hill House  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ms.Spencer mentions having previously reported Mary's disappearance at Leman St. police station, where no one was interested. Leman Street was the police station featured in "Ripper Street", a similarly-themed show on the BBC. It was also the headquarters of H Division which investigated the real Jack the Ripper murders. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Flat
22 May 2011 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

'The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher', a crime drama based on a true case in Victorion England, has a great cast; but falls flat. It's a mannered, gentle affair, wholly devoid of tension. Mr Witcher investigates a crime, forms suspicions in the absence of cooperation from the local police, but comes under political and popular pressure and is unable to conclude his case successfully; years later, some evidence emerges that supports his theory; but that's it. We're never given particular reason to care about the crime; and while we naturally sympathise with the protagonist, he isn't the crime's victim, and is powerless in the face of the machinations around him. Perhaps we're so used to crime dramas that are improbably dramatic that it's hard for a more naturalistic story to succeed; but it's also fair to say that Victorian England never really comes to life in this tale.


22 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Can't wait! fiona97
Suspicions of Mr. Wicher ptrc-rll
And another thing pmjb
the newpaper margotlorena
A review from Singapore dmar9147
TV Series paulwj

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?