A+E Networks® UK commissions fourth run of Dermot Murnaghan true crime series
London, 23rd November 2021: A+E Networks® UK has commissioned the return of true-crime series Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan for Crime + Investigation®. The series is produced by award-winning true crime specialists FirstLookTV and is scheduled to air in the UK on Crime + Investigation® in 2022 in an extended ten episode run.
Hosted and curated by one of the UK's best-known journalists, Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan explores British murder stories filled with detective intrigue and chilling storylines.
In each episode, Dermot Murnaghan recounts a case he has reported on or followed at close quarters. The ten murder stories are told with archive footage and critical interviews with those closest to the case, including family members of the victims and the investigating officers who were first at the scene.
In this fourth series, Dermot will guide viewers through deeply shocking crimes, including the murder of Vera Hudson at the hands of Mark Jewitt; the killing of Libby Squire by Pawel Relowicz; the case of Ben Geen, who murdered two of his patients and the brutal murder of Shafilea Ahmed by her parents Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed.
Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks® UK, and Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent at A+E Networks UK, have ordered Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan season 4.
Diana Carter said: "Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan has been a huge hit with our audience, so working with true leaders in their field, FirstLookTV, on an extended run for Killer Britain for Crime + Investigation is incredibly exciting. Viewers can expect an even better finished product for the fourth run of the series, with Dermot Murnaghan bringing his trademark storytelling style to the fore."
The 10-part series will air on Crime + Investigation® in February 2022.
Executive Producers for FirstLookTV are Will Hanrahan and Gill Carter.
Will Hanrahan said: "This distinctive series has proved hugely popular with viewers who enjoy the combination of Dermot's authority and FirstLook's engaging and sensitive storytelling. It has proved popular in the USA, too, and the franchise is ready to roll out in other territories with local hosts. Dermot and the C+I team have helped in producing a winning series."
About Crime + Investigation:
Crime + Investigation® opens the door to the complex, compelling world of real crime, taking viewers on a journey in pursuit of truth, justice and a better understanding of criminal behaviour. Each journey is personal and emotional, telling the story through investigators, experts and those most affected. The channel is home to top-rating series such as Crimes That Shook Britain, Britain’s Darkest Taboos, Homicide Hunter and Cold Case Files. C+I is available in more than 50million households in 18 languages.
About A+E Networks UK:
A+E Networks® UK, a joint venture between Hearst and Sky, is a leading media network reaching 58 million homes across 100 countries. With our global portfolio of popular, high-performing and creative brands – SKY HISTORY, Crime + Investigation®, Lifetime®, SKY HISTORY2 and UK free to air BLAZE® - we have entertained and inspired audiences for over 20 years; telling the stories that need to be told. Our award-winning factual and entertainment content includes global hit franchises like Forged in Fire and Born this Way, must see dramas Knightfall and Vikings as well as original local commissions including: Al Murray’s Why Does Everyone Hate the English and Murdertown with Katherine Kelly (UK), Married at First Sight (Africa) and The Hunt for Baltic Gold (Poland). We complement our programming with innovative, talent-led exclusive digital content and top-rated podcasts. We currently partner with over 360 operators broadcasting throughout the Nordics, Benelux, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We have offices in London, Warsaw, and Johannesburg.
FirstLookTV has now told over 200 stories throughout its 25-year history in True Crime documentary production, both in the UK and the USA. It has become the go-to producer for channels which need journalistically sound and compelling content for their knowledgeable and informed viewership. It has received critical acclaim from the Royal Television Society, and the public’s approval by delivering consistently higher than slot-average ratings. Its production template and funding model has become a unique combination of channel collaboration and sophisticated target distribution.
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Barbara Pianca / Barbara.Pianca@aenetworks.co.uk
FirstLookTV contact firstname.lastname@example.org / Will Hanrahan / 07368 210 003