Every Tuesday, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK
Despite BAFTA’s usual BAFTAness, it’s only early December yet we’ve now got not just one but two January events. Ain’t that a nice Christmas present?
TV Preview: White House Farm
Tuesday, 7 January 2020 – 7:00pm The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT
A preview of ITV’s six-part factual drama followed by a Q+A with executive producer Willow Grylls, director Paul Whittington, producer Lee Thomas and actor Freddie Fox.
White House Farm series 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.
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.