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Prodigal Son 

London 1830. John Marlott escapes the Bethlem Hospital seeking his revenge on Lord Daniel Hervey. The hunter soon becomes the hunted.


Alex Gabassi




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... John Marlott
Ciaran Nolan Ciaran Nolan ... Edgar
Frank McCusker ... Doctor Kane
Luke Griffin ... Doctor Meecham
Andrew Havill ... Reverend Ambrose
Eloise Smyth ... Flora
Richie Campbell ... Sergeant Nightingale
Vanessa Kirby ... Lady Jemima Hervey
Gerard Jordan ... Constable Westbrook
Frank Blake ... Constable Pip Bircher
Paul Kennedy ... Inspector Treadaway
Martin McCann ... Renquist
Terence Keeley Terence Keeley ... Whitlock
Guy Henry ... Dean of Westminster
Tom Ward ... Sir Robert Peel


Accidentally killing a guard Marlott escapes from incarceration, determined to track down Hervey and, at Jemima's request, stop his experiments. Helped by kindly Father Ambrose and seamstress Esther Rose he changes his identity but sinister aristocrat Frederick Dipple seems unusually anxious for his arrest. Nightingale, now a sergeant, finds his investigation into the murder off an archdeacon hampered by the pompous dean of Westminster. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Lacks purpose
16 September 2020 | by CalicodreaminSee all my reviews

The first episode of season two was a bit of a let down with a disjointed storyline and general lack of purpose.

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