Nearly fifteen years ago The Ice House aired on Mystery! and introduced us to a young actor named Daniel Craig. He was not yet a star, but his intensity as McLoughlin, a police detective dealing with the pressures of a difficult case, marked him as one to watch.
When a body is discovered in the ice house at Streech Grange, McLoughlin’s more experienced partner Inspector Walsh (Corin Redgrave, The Forsyte Saga) is already convinced he knows the victim and the killers. The corpse must be David Maybury, who went missing ten years before. David had been unhappily married to Phoebe (Penny Downie, Hamlet ), who still lives on the estate with two women (Kitty Aldridge, House of Cards Trilogy and Frances Barber, Doctor Who [S6]). The local villagers share the notion that the three women are murderers, Lesbians and perhaps even witches. Equally hostile to outsiders, the women of Streech Grange are none too helpful to the police with their inquiries. But something special happens in the scenes between Daniel Craig and Kitty Aldridge that sets The Ice House apart even after all the complexities of the mystery are settled.