The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

With the backdrop of mid Victorian England and inspired by the real life career of celebrated 19th century detective Jonathan ‘Jack’ Whicher, the (2 x 120′) films – Beyond the Pale and ‘Til Death Do Us Part – are directed by David Blair (Accused, Bert & Dickie, Best Laid Plans,) and Geoff Sax (Endeavour, Christopher and His Kind and Tipping the Velvet) and written by award-winning playwright Helen Edmundson, celebrated for her work – including Coram Boy, Mary Shelley, War and Peace – with the National Theatre, the RSC and Shared Experience.

The two films see Jack Whicher pursuing his new found role as a private inquiry agent. Based on detailed research into the crimes and passions of Victorian England, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher takes the audience into emotionally deep and psychologically intriguing territory, in the company of a complex and flawed hero who is on his own journey of escape and discovery.

Written by:
Helen Edmundson
Paddy Considine, Tim Pigott-Smith, William Beck, Nancy Carroll, Olivia Colman
ITV, 2011
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