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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House 

The Murder at Road Hill House (original title)
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

Episode 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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Crime Connections: Episode #1.6 (2012) See more »

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Disagree with the other reviewers
24 June 2013 | by ravmelttSee all my reviews

I came on here to see if others thought this as brilliant as I, and was very disappointed at the negative comments. If I am to stand alone,so be it. From what I've read, this show is based on fact; it is therefore not CSI, or Criminal Minds, where the killer is found (mostly through forensics and DNA testing), and the crime solved and neatly wrapped up with a bow. I somehow feel that that is what many were expecting.

That is why reality TV is so successful. People don't want to watch a show where you have to think, or to watch the crime solver think as well. They want everything solved, or only happy endings. Well you won't get that here. But the show is brilliantly done and Mr Whicher is portrayed brilliantly by the actor. The actress who portrayed Constance Kent was also exemplary in her role. I found the show interesting, and did not stop once for the whole hour and a half that I watched it online.

It has peaked my interest so much that I am not only going to watch the other episode with Mr Whicher, but I am also going to see if I can find the info on Wikipedia about the Kents, and the murder. Not every show has a happy ending, but when it's based on real life and fact, then we must deal with that and accept it. Life is not always a bed of roses. A very interesting show and I recommend it highly.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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