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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane 

The Murder in Angel Lane (original title)
When Whicher offers to help a country lady find her niece, he's drawn into a disturbing case of murder which brings him up against wealthy and powerful figures and throws him into conflict with his former police colleagues.


Christopher Menaul


Kate Summerscale (inspired by the book), Neil McKay
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy Considine ... Mr. Whicher
Olivia Colman ... Susan Spencer
James Wilson James Wilson ... Pickpocket Youth
Paul Longley ... Constable
Andy Gathergood ... Sergeant Parker
William Beck ... Chief Inspector 'Dolly' Williamson
Shaun Dingwall ... Inspector George Lock
Angela Terence ... Charlotte
Christopher Harper ... Dr. Beattie
Justine Mitchell ... Sister Anne
Justin Edwards ... Reverend Marlow
Mark Kempner Mark Kempner ... Toby Boyle
Brett Allen ... Landlord
Tom Padley ... Pub Bystander
Neal Barry ... Finch


Whicher,retired from the police after his failure to solve the Road Hill House case,encounters Susan Spencer in a rough tavern,seeking her niece Mary,who came to London to find Stephen Gann,father of her baby. Soon afterwards Mary is found slain and the child missing and Whicher offers to help Susan find the killer. The baby is located at a home for unwed mothers,run by Reverend Marlow,who believes Mary went after Stephen,who rejected her. Whicher learns that Stephen's father was hung for murdering Susan's father though Mary knew nothing about it. Stephen and an opportunistic thief are the main murder suspects but Stephen convinces Whicher that he was the intended victim as he was about to hear important news from his grandfather Joshua,now in an insane asylum. Whicher inveigles his way into the asylum to speak to Joshua and,in solving the case,uncovers dark secrets in the Gann and Spencer families as well as betrayal by a corrupt policeman. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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This series is a fictionalised spin-off featuring the real-life character Mr Jack Whicher who appeared in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011) as the Metropolitan Police detective who investigated a real-life murder. See more »


When Mr. Whicher visits Miss Spencer at her home on both occasions they failed to mask the modern security device on the front door. Lower left when he enters the reception hall. See more »

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4 August 2019 | by atrickyoneSee all my reviews

This movie was going along just fine until about ten minutes from the end when the writer decided to hurl at us the most outrageous coincidence. Someone totally beyond suspicion for the best of reasons, turns out to be the conspirator in chief. There had been not the slightest hint that this character could have been remotely connected to the crimes as a perpetrator, but there they are, thrust before the unsuspecting viewer like a bull in a china shop. Beyond that damaging disfigurement the show was well done. If you're prepared to be satisfied with a mystery which cheats, this one's for you.

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12 May 2013 (UK) See more »

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