A+E Networks UK has recommissioned the five-part true-crime series Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan for Crime+Investigation, produced by award-winning true crime specialists FirstLookTV. The series will air every night at 9pm across a week in October.
Hosted and curated by one of the UK’s best-known journalists, Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan explores the real stories and intrigue behind the headlines of those murder cases which make an indelible impression on the public consciousness.
In each episode, Dermot Murnaghan recounts a case he has reported on or followed at close quarters, with his reflections and unique perspective illustrated with archive footage and punctuated by key interviews from those closest to the case, including family members, local journalists and the investigating officers who were first at the scene.
In this third series, Dermot will guide viewers through crimes which shook local communities throughout Britain to their core: Nottingham’s ‘Sneinton Strangler’, Mark Martin, who killed three women between 2004 and 2005; the horrific murder of Hazel Dix by her previously convicted husband Glyn Dix; the murders by infamous Barking serial killer, Stephen Port, who raped and killed at least four men between 2014 and 2015; the tragic fates of James Attfield & Nahid Almanea, cut down indiscriminately by Britain’s youngest ‘want-to-be’ serial killer, James Fairweather; and the tragic death of Sana Muhammad, murdered by her abusive ex-husband Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo, using a crossbow in November 2018.
The five-part series will air across one week on Crime+Investigation® with each weeknight highlighting one of these cases which gripped the nation in fear until the killer was brought to justice.
Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan has been ordered by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK, and Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent at A+E Networks UK.
Diana Carter said: “Series one and two were incredibly well received by our knowledgeable and passionate audience. The authority that Dermot Murnaghan brings to this fascinating series is a big reason behind the success of Killer Britain so far and we’re really excited to be teaming up with FirstLookTV once more, for a third iteration of Killer Britain which will be premiering on Crime + Investigation later this year.”
Executive Producers for FirstLookTV are Will Hanrahan and Gill Carter.
Will Hanrahan said: “Dermot’s knowledge and storytelling ability, honed over decades of stellar TV presenting, mean there is no one better to tell these vitally important stories. Working with the team at A+E Networks and Crime+Investigation on the first two series has been incredibly rewarding as together we’ve
been able to put the spotlight on cases that gripped the nation once more, long after they have been front page news, to investigate their lasting effects.”