A three-part drama based on the crimes of convicted murderer Malcolm Webster.
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Series cast summary:
Reece Shearsmith ...  Malcolm Webster 3 episodes, 2014
Kate Fleetwood ...  Felicity Webster 3 episodes, 2014
James Laurenson ...  Brian Drumm 3 episodes, 2014
Federay Holmes Federay Holmes ...  Jane Drumm 3 episodes, 2014
Archie Panjabi ...  Simone Banarjee 2 episodes, 2014
Joanna Roth ...  Trisha 2 episodes, 2014
Juliet Alderice ...  Margaret Drumm 2 episodes, 2014
John Hannah ...  DI Charlie Henry 2 episodes, 2014
Alex Ferns ...  DCI Neil Thompson 2 episodes, 2014
Paul Blair Paul Blair ...  DC Jarvis 2 episodes, 2014
Sheridan Smith ...  Claire Webster 2 episodes, 2014
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A three-part drama based on the crimes of convicted murderer Malcolm Webster.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Widower See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Octagon Films See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The 'G' plate Rover 600 series police car in episode 1, that PC Rae arrives in to tell Malcolm that the investigation of his wife's death is being scaled down, was only manufactured in Britain from 1993 to 1999, yet the G plate registration was for cars registered 1989/1990. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.50 (2014) See more »

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A Tragedy That Finally Stopped
21 April 2019 | by Moviegoer19See all my reviews

I knew nothing about this case before watching The Widower. I found it to be compelling, yet appalling viewing. I found myself rooting actively for the victims, including speaking out loud to the second and third ones. I also found myself having very strong, visceral reactions to Webster which made me realize what a fantastic acting job Reese Shearsmith did. He was PERFECT, nailing the part of a man playing a victim himself, appealing to the empathic, care-taking natures of many women. Yes, he was charming, as Victim #2 says, and he was also smarmy. Even writing this I'm grimacing and feel like throwing something! One of the other reviews here complained that the TV version was not really like reality. Well, there often is a big difference between fiction and non-fiction. And, having read at least one article about what happened (Wikipedia) I realized that much had been left out, including Webster's involvement with several other women, and changed, for the sake of a dramatic thread in the show. I also learned that there is a book that the show was adapted from and I'd guess that anyone who wants true-to-life details should read it, including yours truly.


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