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The Frankenstein Chronicles 

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Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.
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Series cast summary:
Sean Bean ...  John Marlott 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Richie Campbell ...  Nightingale / ... 11 episodes, 2015-2017
Tom Ward ...  Sir Robert Peel 11 episodes, 2015-2017
Ryan Sampson ...  Boz 11 episodes, 2015-2017
Ed Stoppard ...  Lord Daniel Hervey 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Eloise Smyth ...  Flora 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Vanessa Kirby ...  Lady Jemima Hervey 7 episodes, 2015-2017
Frank Blake Frank Blake ...  Constable Pip Bircher 6 episodes, 2017
Paul Kennedy ...  Inspector Treadaway 6 episodes, 2017
Maeve Dermody ...  Esther Rose 6 episodes, 2017
Laurence Fox ...  Frederick Dipple 6 episodes, 2017
Robbie Gee ...  Billy Oates 6 episodes, 2015-2017
Elliot Cowan ...  Sir Bentley Warburton / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Aaron Kelly Aaron Kelly ...  Sam 6 episodes, 2017
Martin McCann ...  Renquist 6 episodes, 2017
Charlie Creed-Miles ...  Pritty 5 episodes, 2015
Stuart Graham ...  Forrester 5 episodes, 2015
Jessie Ross Jessie Ross ...  Alice Evans 5 episodes, 2015
Lucy Cray-Miller Lucy Cray-Miller ...  Mrs. Evans 5 episodes, 2015


London, 1827. A body has washed up on the banks of the Thames. Inspector John Marlott of the River Police discovers that the body is composite of body parts from several people, sewn together. The Home Secretary tasks Marlott with solving the mystery. Written by grantss

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11 November 2015 (UK) See more »

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Esther is offered a fee of "one crown per day" to fix a dress for Frederick Dipple's automaton. This amounts to 5 shillings or the modern equivalent of 243 British pounds (adjusted for 2017 inflation), or 1,215 British pounds for five days' work. Earlier, a bribe for some information is mentioned as costing 10 guineas. This is the equivalent of 210 shillings historically, or a whopping 10,206 British pounds (adjusted for 2017 inflation). See more »


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Nothing you will expect
24 December 2015 | by timesplittertalesSee all my reviews

First of all, people need to stop saying this is an interpretation of the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly. It is anything but that. This story takes place about 10 years after that novel was published, which was my first clue that this was going to be something completely different. As a nice early surprise, the novel itself does exists in this tale, which adds further realism to the whole affair. What this tale is though, is two things. First, it's a superb detective mystery. Secondly, it is well-executed, well built-up, gut wrenching horror.

The premise is undeniably very dark, and ingrained in the times, but there are underlying themes that are quite relevant to the world of today--it is a mirror for certain scientific dilemmas of 2015. The protagonist (played by Sean Bean) is a good man but a tortured soul, with high potential for being of unreliable perspective (his character might be experiencing dementia). So that alone will keep you guessing. If you start watching it, watch it to the end. You will see that it is anything but an interpretation of the novel, Frankenstein.

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