ITV's White House Farm is the next true crime series everyone is going to be talking about next month
ITV's White House Farm is the next true crime series everyone is going to be talking about.
The six-part factual drama, produced by New Pictures, revolves around one fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at an Essex farmhouse: Sheila Caffell, her twin six-year-old sons, Daniel and Nicholas, and her parents, Nevill and June Bamber.
The series will seek to provide fresh insight into this family tragedy and the contested accounts of the events that took place at White House Farm.
White House Farm is based on extensive research, interviews and published accounts including, ‘The Murders at White House Farm’ by Carol Ann Lee.
Additional material has been used from ‘In Search of The Rainbow’s End’ by Colin Caffell, husband of Sheila and father to Daniel and Nicholas Caffell.
Essex Police initially believed that Sheila, who had mental health problems, had murdered her own family before turning the gun on herself.
But Detective Sergeant Stan Jones had doubts about the murder-suicide theory, and about Sheila’s brother Jeremy Bamber, who first called the police to the farm.
Eventually, it was Jeremy Bamber who was charged and convicted of the murders of his own parents, sister and nephews.
Bamber is currently serving life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He is one of the few prisoners in the UK subject to a whole-life order. Bamber still maintains his innocence.
Produced by New Pictures (Catherine The Great, The Missing), White House Farm is written by Kris Mrksa (The Slap, Requiem) and Giula Sandler (episodes 3 and 5), and directed by Paul Whittington (Little Boy Blue, Hatton Garden).
The series is executive produced by Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Kris Mrksa and produced by Lee Thomas.
Freddie Fox takes the role of Jeremy Bamber with Mark Addy as DS Stan Jones and Stephen Graham as DCI ‘Taff’ Jones.
Game of Thrones' Gemma Whelan, Mark Stanley, Alexa Davies, Cressida Bonas, Alfie Allen, Amanda Burton and Nicholas Farrell also star.
- White House Farm is due to begin on ITV on Wednesday, January 8 at 9pm.