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.
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.
Jack Driscoll is transferred from Dublin back to his birthplace in the remote west of Ireland as Garda Sergeant, the role recently vacated by his father, Gerry. Jack's first major case is ... See full summary »
Former Home Secretary Edward Shore tells Whicher that his son Charles, recently arrived from India with his family, is being threatened by an Indian called Asim. Whicher learns that Asim was travelling with his younger brother Roshan and was also seen in conversation with a governess, Miss Khan, who tells Whicher that she is concerned for the safety of Roshan. Asim's body is found in the docks and, though relieved, Charles denies any part in the murder. Roshan however visits the Shores and accuses Charles. He is injured in the resultant altercation with Whicher placing him in the care of his landlady Mrs Piper, a trained nurse. Soon afterwards Charles Shore's children are abducted. Haunted by the loss of his own son some years earlier Whicher sets out to find them though he is aware that Charles is holding back information which he must have in order to retrieve the children and solve the case.Written by
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Captain Charles Shore says that he spent 12 years in India, the first five in the army, and that he left the army shortly after the Indian Mutiny of 1857 to 1858. This dates the events depicted to some time after 1865. Given the ages of the children, the episode probably takes place between 1865 and 1870. See more »
I think this would have had the potential to be a great series but I couldn't see it. After about 40 minutes I gave up as I was straining so hard to try and make out the characters and surroundings of scenes shot inside I started to get a headache. I just adore the Murdoch Mysteries and thought this might be along the same line, so was really looking forward to watching it. I think the director was trying to keep it authentic but I think they took it to the point of being ridiculous. What a waste of their time and money with props etc for the inside scenes as I couldn't see a thing. Did the producers actually sit down and look at this before they put their go ahead gold stamp on it? I don't think so! They need to have a look at the Murdoch Mysteries, it is perfect!!
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