Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch) stars as Susan Spencer a woman looking for her pregnant niece Mary that has gone missing in 1800s London. After a chance encounter with ex-Metropolitan police officer Jack Whicher (Paddy Considine) she hires the 19th-century detective to search for Mary. No longer on the police force Whicher works alone as he uncovers shocking clues of Mary’s disappearance.
Mr. Whicher is based on Jonathan ‘Jack’ Whicher (1814 – 1881) who was an original member of the Detective Squad of the Metropolitan Police which was formed in 1842.
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane airs Sunday, May 12th on ITV.