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The Frankenstein Chronicles

Season 1 2015

  • 2015-11-11T22:00:00Z on Netflix
  • 50 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins (6 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Mystery, Crime, Drama

Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.

6 episodes

1x01 A World Without God

  • Series Premiere

    2015-11-11T22:00:00Z — 50 mins

The police apprehend a gang of opium smugglers on the banks of the Thames, but as he stands at the water's edge, Inspector John Marlott makes a shocking discovery. The body of a dead child is washed up on the shore, but further examination of the corpse reveals a grotesque state of mutilation. Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel orders Marlott to lead the investigation, while details of the investigation must remain confidential.

1x02 Seeing Things

  • 2015-11-18T22:00:00Z — 50 mins

After his discovery on the banks of the Thames, Inspector Marlott visits the house of artist and printmaker William Blake, who is on his deathbed. Later, Marlott confers with Nightingale, a local policeman who has been keeping watch on The Fortune of War, a public house where body snatchers are known to gather. The pair create a plan to capture a person of interest who may be able to aid them with their investigation.

1x03 All the Lost Children

  • 2015-11-25T22:00:00Z — 50 mins

Having escaped the clutches of Billy Oates, Flora throws herself on Marlott's mercy. Believing her to be a key witness to Alice's disappearance, he brings her to his lodgings for safety. As the investigation continues, Marlott travels to Kentish Town to interrogate Mary Shelley. The connection between her monster and the child corpse cannot be a mere coincidence…

1x04 The Fortunes of War

  • 2015-12-02T22:00:00Z — 50 mins

Marlott takes a terrified Pritty on their assignation to meet the men who kill for money – they find themselves in the tunnels under Smithfield market, which run from the Fortune of War pub to St Bart's Hospital. Flora has returned to Marlott's lodgings, but now she is back Marlott intends to use her as bait for the murderous gang, much against Nightingale's wishes.

1x05 The Frankenstein Murders

  • 2015-12-09T22:00:00Z — 50 mins

Boz publishes a newspaper article about the murders which causes a public outcry and infuriates Peel on the eve of the Anatomy Act. Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, follows her own line of enquiry into the medical practice of Sir William Chester, uncovering secrets from the past. Marlott decides to go back to Greenwich where it all began - is there something he is missing?

1x06 Lost and Found

  • 2015-12-16T22:00:00Z — 50 mins

Marlott finally pieces together the movements at the hospital, but the number of suspects continue to plague his mind. Robert Peel meets with William Chester. Marlott gets authorization to use a pistol.