Wed Jan 8

The six-part drama WHITE HOUSE FARM starts tonight at 9pm on ITV, with Scott Reid playing ‘DC Mick Clark’ and Andrew Frame as ‘DI Ron Cook’.

The series provides insight into the infamous ‘White House Farm murders’ – on a night in August 1985, five members of the same family were murdered in an Essex farmhouse. The victims of the horrific killings were all related, including parents Nevill and June Bamber, their adoptive daughter Sheila Caffell and her two sons, six-year-old twins Daniel and Nicholas.

The murders were initially believed to have been carried out by Sheila, who suffered from schizophrenia. However, weeks later, her adoptive brother Jeremy Bamber was arrested in connection with the crime and was convicted of the murders in October 1986.

The jury’s verdict found that Bamber staged the scene to implicate Sheila and receive a large inheritance. He was given a life sentence with no possibility of parole, but he maintains his innocence to this day and his lawyers have made repeated attempts to have the case reviewed.

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