It is the true story of a fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at an Essex farmhouse, and the ensuing police investigation and court case that follows.
After initially believing that Sheila Caffel had committed a murder-suicide, Essex Police finally arrested and charged Jeremy Bamber.
The 59-year-old is currently serving life in prison after he was convicted of murdering his adoptive parents, his sister, and her six-year-old twins, at White House Farm, near the village of Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex, in August 1985.
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When is White House Farm on Netflix?
Season 1 of White House Farm, which was first aired on ITV, will debut on Netflix UK on February 13.
Convicted killer Jeremy Bamber will be played by actor Freddie Fox, who is best known for his role in the Year of the Rabbit.
The series also stars Game of Thrones actor Mark Addy and The Irishman actor Stephen Graham as detectives looking into the case.
Mark Addy takes the role of DS Stan Jones, the police officer who first doubted Sheila’s part in the murders.
Gemma Whelan, from Gentleman Jack, and Mark Stanley, from Sanditon, will also feature in the series.
Alexa Davies, Cressida Bonas, Alfie Allen, Amanda Burton and Nicholas Farrell are all included in the cast too.
ITV’s dramatisation of the story is written by Kris Mrksa (The Slap) and Giula Sandler, with cooperation from Colin Caffell, whose wife and twin sons were killed in the murders.
What is White House Farm about?
You can find out more about the devastating crime story in these previous articles by EssexLive:
August 7, 1985 is a date that residents of the small, rural, Essex village of Tolleshunt D’Arcy will never forget.
There was one detective who had major doubts on the murder-suicide theory, Sergeant Stan Jones.
Sgt Jones suspected that the real murderer was Jeremy.
A month after the killings, Julie Mugford, Jeremy’s girlfriend decided to change her statement.
Ann Eaton thought her cousin, Jeremy Bamber, was grieving the loss of his parents, sister and two nephews after they had been shot dead in a farmhouse in Essex.
But in the days and weeks that followed, she gradually started to doubt his innocence.
How White House Farm murderer Jeremy Bamber convinced the world he was a grieving son at the funeral of his victims
He reportedly nearly collapsed when he saw the coffins
The quiet Essex village was rocked by one of the most shocking murder cases in history
DCI ‘Taff’ Jones and DS Stan Jones had conflicting views on the case
It has been almost 34 years since Jeremy Bamber was convicted for murdering his family at White House Farm on the night of August 6, 1985.
However, to this day, Bamber maintains that he is innocent.
The killer has lost his latest legal bid for freedom.
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