"When it’s murder, you want, more than anything else, to bring some kind of peace to those left bereaved by it. There can be no peace without the truth" - Inspector Jonathan 'Jack' Whicher.
Following the phenomenal success of the film drama The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, which aired on ITV1 in April 2011, ITV has commissioned The Suspicions of Mr Whicher II.
Starring Paddy Considine, the new commission is based on the life and times of Inspector Jonathan 'Jack' Whicher, the real-life pioneering detective who worked in the newly established Detective Branch of the Metropolitan Police during the 19th Century.
BAFTA award-winning and RTS nominated writer Neil McKay (Appropriate Adult) returns with a new, fictional story which draws upon historical research into the detective career of Jack Whicher, medical, legal and policing practices of the day and both the criminal world and the apparently respectable Victorian society into which his work led him.
The original film was based on the best-selling book by Kate Summerscale which brought to light Inspector Whicher’s ground-breaking career as one of the world’s first detectives.
Filming of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher II begins on 7 January 2013. Renowned director Christopher Menaul (Prime Suspect, See No Evil: The Moors Murders, Zen) will direct the film.