Based on the Seminal Novel by Stephen Fry starring Roger Allam (“Pirates of the Caribbean”, “V for Vendetta”), Matthew Modine (“Stranger Things”), and Fiona Shaw (“Harry Potter”)
Disgraced poet Ted Wallace is summoned to his friends Lord and Lady Loganʼs country manor, Swafford Hall, to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen year old David Logan, whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their sonʼs ʻgiftʼ with the world. With a poetʼs passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.
“It’s still a pleasure, and often a joy, to watch the star measuring out and savouring Fry’s rich wordplay like fingers of scotch.” — Guardian
“Director John Jencks does a great job highlighting the cognitive dissonance resulting from the human race’s uneasy blend of practicality and credulity. And Roger Allam is terrific as the self-loathing Ted Wallace, drunk poet turned drunk sleuth.” — Caution Spoilers
“Brought to the silver screen by director John Jencks, the flavour and indelible, idiosyncratic tone of the author is imbued in this faithful adaptation.” — HeyUGuys