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The Frankenstein Chronicles

  • Episode: 

    1 of 6

  • Title: 

    (S1) World without God
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 20 Sep 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    10.00pm - 11.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 38 2017 : Sat 16 Sep - Fri 22 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV Encore
Series 1
 
Episode 1 - World without God
 
London, 1827. John Marlott (Sean Bean) discovers a sutured corpse on the banks of the Thames. As Marlott kneels beside it, reaching out to touch the dead hand, in a moment of terror the hand grabs him back.
 
Marlott is assigned to work within the offices ofBow Street by Sir Robert Peel, to investigate who is responsible. Is the murder a political move to squash Peel’s Anatomy Act or are the rumours of a more sinister Smithfield “monster” true?
 
Series overview
 
“An evil that almost defies reason”
 
Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres with an extraordinary hero at its centre, Inspector John Marlott, played by multi-awarding winning leading actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Accused), is taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe.
 
Cast joining Sean Bean includes Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle), Charlie Creed-Miles (Ripper Street), Ed Stoppard (Cilla), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Hugh O’Conor (Chocolat),  (Joe Tucker (Bronson), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Lalor Roddy (Hunger), Patrick Fitzsymons (Game of Thrones) and Richie Campbell (Waterloo Road). Robbie Gee (Snatch), Ryan Sampson (Plebs), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge), Shaun Mason (Cilla), Steve Wilson (Game of Thrones), Steven Berkoff (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Stuart Graham (The Fall), Tom Ward (Silent Witness) and Vanessa Kirby (About Time) will also star.
 
Set in Georgian London in 1827, The Frankenstein Chronicles has been created by Emmy nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Torte Bluma – both as director) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma).