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The Frankenstein Chronicles

  • Episode: 

    1 of 6

  • Title: 

    Series 2
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 01 Nov 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    10.00pm - 11.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 44 2017 : Sat 28 Oct - Fri 03 Nov
  • Channel: 

    ITV Encore
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Episode 1 - Prodigal Son
 
 
London 1830. John Marlott escapes the Bethlem Hospital seeking his revenge on Lord Daniel Hervey.  The hunter soon becomes the hunted.
 
Long Synopsis
 
Three years have passed since John Marlott (SEAN BEAN) escaped from Daniel Hervey (ED STOPPARD). In 1830, we find him chained and manacled in a cell at Royal Bethlem Hospital, on a wing for the criminally insane. 
 
Marlott is lost in a nether world. Denied his resurrection and reunion with his family in heaven. He is unreachable, unresponsive - a broken man.
 
A visit by a local Reverend stirs Marlott. There is a glint of recognition. The visit causes a violent outburst and Marlott is administered electro-shock therapy. Terrible memories resurface, Hervey, Lady Jemima, Flora, his resurrection.  Suddenly Marlott is jolted back to life, with renewed purpose to seek revenge on Daniel Hervey for his crimes, and to redeem his soul after being wrongly convicted for murder.
 
London during our period is the capital of the world, the forefront of modernity of new advances in science and technology - the reason why the handsome German aristocrat Frederick Dipple (LAURENCE FOX) is in town. 
 
Marlott meets widowed seamstress Esther Rose (MAEVE DERMODY) who supplies him with a new set of clothes. She recognizes there is something unusual about Marlott and she is drawn to him in the same way he is to her. 
 
When the body of a murdered Archdeacon is discovered; the first of a series of grisly clergy murders which will send a shockwave through London, Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel’s (TOM WARD) new Metropolitan Police fight with the Parish Watchmen for jurisdiction.  The lines are drawn in the battle between church and state.
 
CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
 
John Marlott SEAN BEAN
Edgar CIARAN NOLAN
Doctor Kane FRANK McCUSKER
Doctor Meecham LUKE GRIFFIN
Reverend Ambrose ANDREW HAVILL
Flora ELOISE SMYTH
Sergeant Nightingale RICHIE CAMPBELL
Lady Jemima Hervey VANESSA KIRBY
Constable Westbrook GERARD JORDAN
Constable Pip Bircher FRANK BLAKE
Inspector Treadaway PAUL KENNEDY
Renquist MARTIN McCANN
Whitlock TERENCE KEELEY
Dean of Westminster GUY HENRY
Sir Robert Peel TOM WARD
Fox CHRIS ROBINSON
Frederick Dipple LAURENCE FOX
Esther Rose MAEVE DERMODY
Sam AARON KELLY