TF1 is broadcasting this Thursday evening the British mini-series “The Kendrick Mystery”, a thriller in 4 episodes worn by David Tennant who plays a father accused of having murdered his wife and children.
What is it about ?
Life goes by peacefully in the small Scottish village of Kirkdarroch. Doctor Tom Kendrick and his wife Kate, a school teacher, are raising their three daughters, the youngest of whom is disabled. They spend a lot of time in the company of Jess, a colleague and friend of Kate, and her companion Steve, a police officer, and the latter’s two little boys.
Everything goes for the best until one evening, a tragedy occurs: a fire ravages the Kendrick house and only Tom survives, saved from the flames by Steve. The three little girls were locked in their room, a lock having been placed outside. The autopsy reveals that all five of them received an injection, so it is a murder. Kate’s fragility is revealed little by little, but it may not be that simple …
The 4 episodes of Le Mystère Kendrick will be broadcast this Thursday, December 16 from 9:05 p.m. on TF1.
A gripping thriller from the creator of Grantchester
Created by Daisy Coulam, the mastermind behind Grantchester, The Kendrick Mystery takes us to a small peaceful village, where everyone knows each other. It is in this community that the Kendricks live, a family adored by all.
The father, Tom, camped by David Tennant is the local doctor while the mother, Kate (Anna Madeley) is a schoolteacher. They have three children and a beautiful house. In short, they seem to lead a perfect life. But a tragedy, of which Tom will be the only survivor, throws a veil over this idyllic setting. Were they as happy as they looked?
From the first minutes, the viewer understands that nothing is so simple and that appearances are sometimes deceptive. Between a depressed mother and an adulterous husband, this affair will very quickly turn out to be more complicated than it seems. And if Tom presents himself as the perfect husband, he will very quickly become the No. 1 suspect …
Casting side, it is the ex-Doctor of Dr Who, David Tennant, who plays the father of the family while his wife is played by Anna Madeley (The Crown). Kate’s best friend, Jess, is played by Cush Jumbo, an English actress seen in The Investigations of Vera and The Good Fight. For his part, Matthew McNulty, discovered in The Terror and The Bay, slips into the shoes of Steve, the police officer in charge of the investigation.
If The Kendrick Mystery remains a classic English thriller, the mini-series manages to bring together the best in the genre to offer us a gripping whodunit that promises to keep us going for 4 episodes.