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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 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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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 »

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

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Mystery Lovers Rejoice!
14 July 2018 | by cellojoyeverSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of mystery series (Morse, Endeavour, etc.), so I was curious to view the "Roadhill" film and see what Mr. Whicher was all about. I read about the series and about the real Mr. Which on Google before I watched this first episode. What a wonderful experience! The story takes a while to unfold, but it does in such a way that by the end you feel like you understand why Mr. Whicher conducted the investigation the way he did. Paddy Considine is perfectly cast as Mr. Whicher. His face expresses multiple emotions, and unlike most modern detectives, he generally keeps his cool and behaves with decorum and decency to the innocent and guilty alike. The story unfolds like the layers of an onion constantly unfolding new bits of information about the characters involved in the case. The costumes and sets are fabulous and the cast is very believable. If you want action and adventure this is not your show. However, if you want to enjoy a fascinating story that is very well acted this is a film for you. After watching this first episode I watched the other three that are available. I wish that the BBC had produced more episodes in this marvelous series.


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