Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A three-part offering in British television's Ruth Rendell Mysteries anthology, Master of the Moor was set in Dartmoor, the home of a brooding, solitary young man named Stephen Whalby (Colin Firth). Virtually alone since the death of his mother, Stephen wandered the moors day after day, writing dreamy, hallucinatory prose about the beauties of the countryside to the local newspaper. After the mysterious murders of several young, blonde women, Stephen's writings became increasingly bizarre, thereby arousing the suspicions of Detective Inspector Manciple (George Costigan), who felt that the Heathcliffe-like hero knew more about the killings than he was willing to reveal. Master of the Moor was broadcast by Britain's ITV service in 1994.