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.
Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck, their estate manager, the men advanced into... See full summary »
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 »
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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