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The Witchfinder

It's the year of our Lord 1647 and fear of witchcraft is rife. Puritanical Christianity, deep-seated superstition and a willingness to scapegoat outsiders have created a tinderbox of suspicion in which few are safe. In this environment, witchfinding has flourished, as self-appointed witch experts achieve hero status by investigating accusations of witchery and extracting confessions.

A failing witchfinder transports a suspected witch across 1640s East Anglia to a trial that could change his fortunes forever. But his captive is the worst possible travel companion: an inquisitive, uncouth woman whose ability to prick his pomposity and ask uncomfortable questions turns a straightforward journey into a life-changing ordeal.

Show Info

Web channel: United Kingdom BBC iPlayer (2022 - now)
Average Runtime: 29 minutes
Status: To Be Determined
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Episode 6

Episode 1x06; Mar 8, 2022

Thomasine and Bannister arrive in Chelmsford but no longer as travelling companions.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Episode 6Mar 8, 2022
1x05: Episode 5Mar 8, 2022
1x04: Episode 4Mar 8, 2022
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