A three-part drama based on the crimes of convicted murderer Malcolm Webster.
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Series cast summary:
Reece Shearsmith ...  Malcolm Webster 3 episodes, 2014
Kate Fleetwood ...  Felicity Webster 3 episodes, 2014
James Laurenson ...  Brian Drumm 3 episodes, 2014
Federay Holmes Federay Holmes ...  Jane Drumm 3 episodes, 2014
Archie Panjabi ...  Simone Banarjee 2 episodes, 2014
Joanna Roth ...  Trisha 2 episodes, 2014
Juliet Alderice ...  Margaret Drumm 2 episodes, 2014
John Hannah ...  DI Charlie Henry 2 episodes, 2014
Alex Ferns ...  DCI Neil Thompson 2 episodes, 2014
Paul Blair Paul Blair ...  DC Jarvis 2 episodes, 2014
Sheridan Smith ...  Claire Webster 2 episodes, 2014
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A three-part drama based on the crimes of convicted murderer Malcolm Webster.

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UK

Language:

English

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2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Widower See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Octagon Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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The 'G' plate Rover 600 series police car in episode 1, that PC Rae arrives in to tell Malcolm that the investigation of his wife's death is being scaled down, was only manufactured in Britain from 1993 to 1999, yet the G plate registration was for cars registered 1989/1990. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.50 (2014) See more »

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A Great Start To The Story, And Then...
6 July 2014 | by dedlin-696-890150See all my reviews

I have been viewing this story as a TV mini-series here in New Zealand, where it made significant news due to relevant local connections.

Whilst I cannot fault the work of the principal actors/actresses in the story, I do feel that a number of liberties have been taken in its production, leading it somewhat askew from the details of the events as they actually occurred.

I refer here to the attempted murder of Ms. Drumm - Webster's second wife, in New Zealand, in 1999. From my recollection of the incident, the couple were driving in to the bank at which point Webster veered the car over two or three lanes of motorway before the car left the road as he pretended to be having a heart attack, not as the movie portrayed it, which involved parking up at a forest park where Webster was intending to torch the vehicle with Ms. Drumm inside.

A further anomaly here is the funds Webster misappropriated from Ms. Drumm's account. The story clearly portrayed the amount of funds in the account as $240,000, yet in historical news reports this is stated as $140,000.

I recall reading somewhere that some of the key witnesses were consulted prior to the making of this drama, so why did the production team find it so necessary to distort the facts in a case that will be remembered by so many for the events portrayed on-screen moreso than those given in the distantly remembered media coverage?


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