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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Beyond the Pale 

Beyond the Pale (original title)
Whicher is hired by a powerful political grandee to investigate violent threats made against his son, who has recently returned from India with his young family.


David Blair


Kate Summerscale (inspired by the book by), Helen Edmundson
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Heffernan ... Captain Charles Shore
Adrian Quinton Adrian Quinton ... Asim Jabour
Laura Morgan ... Katherine Shore (as Laura Frances-Morgan)
Raphael Brandman Raphael Brandman ... William Shore
Tyler Bennett Tyler Bennett ... James Shore
Paddy Considine ... Mr Whicher
Nancy Carroll ... Mrs Piper
Nicholas Jones ... Sir Edward Shore
Jack Shalloo ... Judd
Simon Armstrong ... Boatswain
Muzz Khan ... Lascar
Graham Padden Graham Padden ... Denison
Ellora Torchia ... Miss Khan / Zeenat Jabour
Anthony O'Donnell ... Father John
Laura Elphinstone ... Sister Claire


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 don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

7 September 2014 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


The various autobiographical details that Jack Whicher gives are correct. His father, Richard Whicher, was indeed a gardener, and Jack did indeed have a son called Jonathan who died young. See more »

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How Did I Know Exactly What Was Going To Be The Ending?
9 July 2018 | by b-27247See all my reviews

Extremely predictable. Watch any other TV movie and it ends up the same.

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