The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2011)
Brand new drama based on Kate Summerscale's bestselling novel, itself based on real events. One morning in 1860, the inhabitants of a sleepy Wiltshire village wake up to a shocking discovery. Behind the shuttered windows of the Kent family's elegant country house, a horrific murder has taken place. As the local police struggle to find the culprit, the case becomes a national scandal, and Inspector Jack Whicher of the newly formed Scotland Yard detective department is sent to the countryside to solve the crime. When he arrives, Whicher soon realises that the Kent investigation will be the most challenging of his career. As he tries to crack the case, he must deal with the prejudice of the press and the public, as well as an inept local police force.