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New True Crime Series 'Beverley Allitt Tapes' Looks Like A Chilling Watch

New True Crime Series 'Beverley Allitt Tapes' Looks Like A Chilling Watch

A brand new true crime is coming to Sky Crime this August, centring around the case of Beverley Allitt.

You may well remember the horrific crimes of the then 21-year-old nurse, but for those who don't, Beverley - known as the 'Angel of Death' - is famed for having killed four children in cold blood while working at Grantham Hospital in 1991.

The deaths of seven-year-old Liam Taylor, 11-year-old Timothy Hardwick, two-month-old Becky Phillips and 15-month-old Claire Peck all happened within 59 days of each other, after Allitt tampered with their injections before other hospital staff suspected anything, and dosed them up with fatal doses of insulin.

Beverley Allitt had a string of child victims (Credit: Sky Crime)
Beverley Allitt had a string of child victims (Credit: Sky Crime)
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What's more chilling is her crimes didn't stop there. She also attempted to murder three others, and caused grievous bodily harm to six, before going on to laugh about it in court, and shrug off all accusations during police interviews.

In the brand new three part documentary, The Beverley Allitt Tapes, we will hear from investigators on Beverley's case, her survivors, and the medical professionals looking into each tragic death.

The series will also look back on the murderer's seemingly normal childhood, in a bid to understand why she did what she did, with witness and expert testimony.

While there have been multiple docs about Beverley in the past, this one offers brand new, unseen police interviews with Beverley.

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It also looks back at news archives from the time, and includes forensic expert analysis "in a bid to understand the psyche" of one of Britain's most evil killers.

New tapes of Beverley Allitt's interviews will be aired (Credit: Sky Crime)
New tapes of Beverley Allitt's interviews will be aired (Credit: Sky Crime)

"We are delighted to have secured this commission with Sky Crime," said Matthew Gordon, executive producer at Woodcut Media, who produced the show.

"When Allitt's crimes were finally revealed, the public was stunned at how such a young paediatric nurse could commit such horrific acts.

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"The interview tapes give fascinating insights into the mind of this enigmatic killer and drive the unfolding narratives across the three hours."

Beverley refused to plead guilty in court, despite overwhelming evidence, but despite this, she was found guilty on every charge and given 13 life sentences.

Beverley Allitt was found guilty in 1993 (Credit: PA)
Beverley Allitt was found guilty in 1993 (Credit: PA)

Following the verdict, the former Home Secretary Michael Howard was given the choice over whether she should be sent to jail or detained instead, and subsequently she has now spent almost 27 years in Rampton Hospital, Notts.

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To this day, Allitt still maintains she isn't responsible for all 13 charges, and says that only nine of them were down to her.

This sounds like a truly chilling documentary.

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The Beverley Allitt Tapes is available on Sky Crime from 2nd August.

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Topics: True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment, Sky

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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