The King Came Calling

Series 1 - Episode 3 The King Came Calling



In an episode so rank with effluvia you may need a cushion to hide behind, the population of London’s East End is dropping to its knees, vomiting (and the rest) copiously.

You may wonder what this public health matter has to do with dour Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen). But a heinous criminal act lies behind what at first looks to be the return of cholera.

Soon the streets of Whitechapel and beyond are crawling with the sick
and the dying and Reid, along with his wiry sidekick sergeant (Jerome Flynn) and City police counterpart (Patrick Baladi), are on the trail of a madman.

For Reid the hunt soon develops an unpleasant personal dimension thanks to his do-gooding, pious wife Emily.


H Division and the City of London work together when a sudden cholera outbreak causes them to suspect deliberate contamination in both boroughs. Inspector Sidney Ressler (The Office's Patrick Baladi) is the officer charged with joining Reid's team as they scour Whitechapel for clues and connections, but as the laboratory fills with bodies, no evidence is to be found. Meanwhile, Emily seeks a patron for her charity efforts, only to face resistance wherever she turns. Crime drama, also starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg and Amanda Hale.

Cast & Crew

Det Insp Edmund Reid Matthew Macfadyen
Det Insp Bennet Drake Jerome Flynn
Cpt Homer Jackson Adam Rothenberg
PC Dick Hobbs Jonathan Barnwell
Sgt Donald Artherton David Wilmot
Emily Reid Amanda Hale
Long Susan MyAnna Buring
Sidney Ressler Patrick Baladi
Kathleen Jennifer Laverty
George Dave Legeno
Claxton Simon Gregor
Flora Gable Penny Downie
Preacher Stuart Bunce
Boater Oddie Braddell
Harlot Emma Griffiths Malin
Madam Jonathan White
Porter Malcolm Adams
Distressed woman Norma Sheahan
Director Andy Wilson
Producer Stephen Smallwood
Writer Declan Croghan
Writer Richard Warlow
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