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The Frankenstein Chronicles

  • Episode: 

    3 of 6

  • Title: 

    Series 2
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 15 Nov 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    10.00pm - 11.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 46 2017 : Sat 11 Nov - Fri 17 Nov
  • Channel: 

    ITV Encore
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Episode 3 - Seeing the dead
 
Written by Noel Farragher and Paul Tomalin
 
Marlott is convinced that Billy Oates and the origin of the fever killing local families will lead him to Lord Daniel Hervey.  
 
Long Synopsis
 
As the Pye Street plague intensifies, Marlott is moved by the plight of the poor, left to die in abject poverty without assistance from Church or state. He tenderly conveys the bodies of the young and old to the Communal Burial Pit along with Spence, marking the doors of the dead with a cross.   
 
Marlott runs into an old foe - the child catcher Billy Oates (ROBBIE GEE), just back in London and working for a travelling show.). Marlott goes to the sideshow’s grounds and threatens Oates.  He covered for Hervey when Marlott was framed for Flora’s murder. He must know Hervey's whereabouts. Oates protests he did his time, he’s been away at sea and hasn’t seen Hervey. The proprietor of the sideshow, Mrs Wild (CLAIRE BENEDICT) has a wary eye on Marlott.
 
Public pressure over the clergy murders mounts on Peel, the public whipped up by lies printed in the Evening Chronicle. Peel warns Inspector Treadaway (PAUL KENNEDY) to make progress or else they’re all out of a job...
 
Another church murder victim is discovered in Westminster and this time the police are first on the scene. Sergeant Nightingale has the foresight to remove the body for autopsy before the Parish Watchmen arrive.
 
Esther works day and night to complete the embroidery on the dress for Frederick’s party, accompanied by a young Ada Lovelace (LILY LESSER).
 
As Esther and Frederick grow closer, her unspoken grief rises to the surface. Being a widow has made her afraid to live. 
 
 
CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
 
John Marlott SEAN BEAN
Spence FRANCIS MAGEE
Mrs Flynn CLAIRE RAFFERTY
Mrs Wild CLAIRE BENEDICT
Thomas Garlick PHILL MARTIN
Billy Oates ROBBIE GEE
Renquist MARTIN McCANN
Sir Robert Peel TOM WARD
Jane Smith ROMA TOMELTY
Constable Pip Bircher FRANK BLAKE
Sergeant Nightingale RICHIE CAMPBELL
Whitlock TERENCE KEELEY
Inspector Treadaway PAUL KENNEDY
Ada Byron LILY LESSER
Esther Rose MAEVE DERMODY
Frederick Dipple LAURENCE FOX
Sam AARON KELLY
Doctor Lennox IAN McELHINNEY
Boz RYAN SAMPSON
Automaton VICTORIA EMSLIE