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
The successful resurrection of "The Creature" doesn't happen (solely) through electricity in this series. During a stay at Lake Geneva in Switzerland from May to September 1816 (during which she laid the foundations for what would become Frankenstein, or: The Modern Prometheus, published in 1818), Mary Shelley described ideas of galvanism and the re-animation of corpses. Unlike virtually all later film adaptations, however, the original novel never precisely describes the use of electricity to successfully re-animate a body. In fact, in Frankenstein (1910), the very first silent film adaptation of the novel, the creature emerges from a bubbling cauldron in what appears to be alchemy rather than actual modern science. In this series, the exact circumstances of the first truly successful resurrection are also kept vague, except the use of a "tincture" and "tissue" is mentioned. See more »
Absolutely brilliantly directed! A Must watch series. Great cast, loving Sean Bean in this! and set in a bleak and dim London, it is fantastic and very atmospheric. Apparently filmed in Northern Ireland the scenery is fantastic. Cleverly written, with the traditional Frankenstein story woven with historic nineteenth century London, makes you feel it could be true! I'm a sucker for a period drama so this ticks that box for me too. So often you come across a series that tries hard to do a remake of a famous story and fails in an epic way, so it is refreshing to watch this as it has brought the story to life again and in a historically inspired way.
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