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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Beyond the Pale (2014)

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.

Director:

David Blair

Writers:

Kate Summerscale (inspired by the book by), Helen Edmundson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Heffernan ... Captain Charles Shore
Adrian Quinton Adrian Quinton ... Asim Jabour
Laura Morgan 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 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 Laura Elphinstone ... Sister Claire
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Verdacht des Mr. Whicher: Der Schein trügt See more »

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The production was criticised, including by Kevin O'Sullivan of the Sunday Mirror and Alison Graham of the Radio Times, for being too darkly lit. See more »

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Followed by The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Ties That Bind (2014) See more »

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Where was the lighting ?
28 January 2017 | by bikkiesSee all my reviews

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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