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Emilia Fox to front Crime+Investigation®’s returning top-rated show: Murdertown

Murdertown returns to Crime+Investigation®

Crime+Investigation® has recommissioned its most successful ever series, Murdertown, for a fourth season of ten episodes, this time hosted by award winning actress and star of BBC’s ‘Silent Witness’, Emilia Fox.

In each episode, Emilia will visit towns and local communities throughout the country rocked by murder and tragedies, from which the scars persist to this day. Through the testimony of investigating police officers, local journalists, friends and relatives, the series re-tells these shocking incidents and how the lives of those directly affected will never be the same again. Towns featured in season four include: Rotherham, Reading, Glasgow, Peterborough, Cardiff and Swanley.

Series 1, which premiered in 2018, became the brand’s highest-ever rated commission, and the second season in 2019 exceeded even that stellar performance.

Dan Korn, VP Programming, A+E Networks® UK, said:’We’re delighted to welcome back Murdertown and so excited to see what Emilia Fox will bring as the new host. Having played Dr Nikki Alexander for 18 years, Emilia and our team of expert contributors will provide a forensic view of 10 new cases from across the country. Murdertown is a unique show in that it takes a holistic look at the impact of horrific  murders on the communities they occur in and embodies Crime+Investigation’s brand promise of ‘pursuing the truth’.”  

Murdertown is a Workerbee (part of Banijay UK) production, exclusively for Crime+Investigation.

Joel Orme, Series Producer, Murdertown, said: We are delighted to be working with Emilia and the team at A+E Networks EMEA again. Murdertown is unique in the way that it looks at the lasting effect that the most awful of crimes have on those closest to the victims, but also the wider community. With Emilia at the helm the new series promises to be the most fascinating yet as we shine new light on 10 more cases from across the UK.”  

In addition to the series, the chart-topping Murdertown podcast also returns, hosted by Benjamin Fitton from ‘They Walk Among Us,’ and written by Anna Priestland, writer of Sky HISTORY’s Letters of Love in WW2 podcast.

Murdertown 4 will be available in the early Autumn.