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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.

Director:

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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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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Pleased to find such a well-done drama
16 May 2018 | by mathmaniacSee all my reviews

I came across the 'Whicher' series of dramas on amazon prime. I'm so glad I did because 1) I've never heard of the actors and 2) I am put off by the dark grim environment of the times portrayed. Luckily, the acting and writing (and story) were good enough to overcome my biases.

Watching these Whicher stories (I have not read the novel from which the film is adapted, I am impressed that this is straight story-telling. Every few minutes, I appreciate that it is clear the story is going somewhere. That holds my interest - where? There are not the distracting subplots and twists so often found when a mystery unravels. Whicher has one aim - to solve a crime - and I'm taken along for the ride. That's an interesting ride, too!

Very enjoyable viewing.


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