White House Farm


Kris Mrksa

Giula Sandler

Paul Whittington
Lee Thomas
Executive Producers

Willow Grylls

Charlie Pattinson

Kris Mrksa

Elaine Pyke


Freddie Fox, Cressida Bonas, Mark Stanley, Grace Calder, Mark Addy, Stephen Graham, Gemma Whelan, Alexa Davies, Alfie Allen

WHITE HOUSE FARM revolves around one fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at their Essex farmhouse; Sheila Caffell, her twin six-year-old sons, Daniel and Nicholas, and her parents, Nevill and June Bamber.

The series provides fresh insight into this family tragedy and the contested accounts of the events that took place at White House Farm. It is based on extensive research, interviews and published accounts including, ‘The Murders at White House Farm’ by Carol Ann Lee with additional material from ‘In Search of The Rainbow’s End’ by Colin Caffell, husband of Sheila and father to Daniel and Nicholas Caffell. 

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. 

“ITV’s new series on the notorious killings in 1980s Essex wastes its star Stephen Graham – and will leave you reeling at a bonkers police botch job.”
The Guardian
“White House Farm is a very good drama indeed — skilfully cast and careful to avoid ghoulishness in its handling of one Britain’s most notorious murder cases.”
Evening Standard
“A tear-jerking take on harrowing real-life murders.”
Radio Times
“White House Farm kept a sombre, respectful pace, never going for cheap sensation.”
Daily Mail