Jekyll & Hyde (2015)
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The grandson of the infamous Dr Jekyll returns to 1930s London from Ceylon after he experiences a disturbing transformation. As he delves into his family history he begins to attract the attention of a secret society and a spy-master.

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Colin Teague

Writer:

Charlie Higson
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bateman ... Robert Jekyll
Donald Sumpter ... Garson
Natalie Gumede ... Bella / Isabella Charming
Stephanie Hyam ... Lily Clarke
Enzo Cilenti ... Captain Dance
Christian McKay ... Maxwell Utterson
Michael Karim ... Ravi Najaran
Richard E. Grant ... Sir Roger Bulstrode
Melanie Wilder ... Young Woman at Window
Robin Hooper ... Sir Danvers Carew
Thomas Coombes ... Edward Hyde
Angus Wright ... Gabriel Utterson
Ace Bhatti ... Dr. Najaran
Lolita Chakrabarti ... Gurinder Najaran
Kasuni Narmada Kurulugama Kasuni Narmada Kurulugama ... Small Girl at Clinic
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In 1885 Edward Hyde, Murderous alter ego of Henry Jekyll disappears. Fifty years later orphaned young medic Robert Jekyll returns to London from Ceylon where his superhuman strength and outbursts when stressed have attracted attention, requiring medication from adoptive father, Dr Najaran. He is told by solicitor Max Utterson that he is descended from Dr Jekyll whilst back in Ceylon sinister Captain Dance from the organization Tenebrae kills the doctor and his wife in his search for Robert. Sir Roger Bulstrode, head of MIO, an anti-monster spy network is keen to recruit Robert but before he can do so Robert, hearing of his foster parents' death, undergoes a deadly transformation, being rescued by music hall owner Bella and elderly Mr Garson, who seems to recognize what he is. Written by don @ minifie-1

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25 October 2015 (UK) See more »

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Intrigue, action and the supernatural promise much to come
26 October 2015 | by simon_sanosSee all my reviews

An exciting beginning. Beautifully detailed period setting which captures the grime of London, with the beginnings of a plot that subverts and extends the Jekyll and Hyde contemporary myth/metaphor.

As a first episode it focuses on character development and exposition, setting the events that have led from the classic Gothic tale to this later time; like all good first episodes it achieves this without clumsiness or prosaic narrative. A few carefully placed flashbacks bring us quickly into the story.

It's delightful to see Richard E Grant in a role well suited to his acting style. Other strong performances from a highly credible cast.

With its blend of action, whimsy, mystery, the supernatural and intrigue, and with the highly dependable Charlie Higson wielding the pen, backed by some first rate actors, things are looking good for Sunday evening viewing for the next ten weeks.


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