The Witchfinder is a new comedy series following a witchfinder and his suspect on a road-free road trip through an England gripped by civil war, famine and plague.
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, Gideon Bannister, 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 named Thomasine Gooch, whose ability to prick his pomposity and ask uncomfortable questions turns a straightforward journey into a life-changing ordeal.
The Witchfinder is released on DVD 18th April 2022 from BBC Worldwide.
- Behind The Scenes
- Cast (and friends)
- Gender Politics, male privilege, and bees... on horseback
- The Witchfinder - A Hysterical Road Trip
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.