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'Murdertown' Starts On Monday And We Already Have Chills

'Murdertown' Starts On Monday And We Already Have Chills

True crime fanatics, assemble.

There's a binge-watch incoming, as the full Murdertown series one and series two will air on Crime + Investigation from the 1st of June at 12pm.

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The series form part of the platform's "best in British crime" assortment of returning CI favourites - just right for a goosebump-filled evening in lockdown.

In this gripping series, location is put centre stage. Each episode, presenter Katherine Kelly lays out the chilling, step-by-step story of one extraordinary murder case, before explaining how it fit a disturbing wider pattern in one particular city.

Through a combination of interviews with victims, witnesses and the police force, Murdertown not only tells the story of some of the most high profile murders in the UK, but also examines the impact they made on the local communities around them.

The synopsis reads: "It's the series that makes murders feel real; they happened in a street, a railway, a park...you've actually been to." Yikes.

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Wilson was labelled by the criminal psychiatrist as one of the most dangerous men ever to be assessed (Credit: Crime + Investigation)
Wilson was labelled by the criminal psychiatrist as one of the most dangerous men ever to be assessed (Credit: Crime + Investigation)

Take the story of Reginald Wilson, for instance.

Explored in S2, episode 3, the case follows a man who tried to commit the perfect murder in the town of Middlesbrough.

Wilson posed as a courier driver, and after selecting his victim, posted a 'notice of delivery' through his target's letterbox.

His victim, Dr David Birkett, unsuspectingly called the courier service to rearrange the delivery.

Wilson then answered the phone and returned to Birkett's home address, where he entered the house, before killing him with a hammer concealed in a plastic bag.

Each episode, presenter Katherine Kelly tells the story of one extraordinary murder case and the impact it made on the local community (Credit: Crime + Investigation)
Each episode, presenter Katherine Kelly tells the story of one extraordinary murder case and the impact it made on the local community (Credit: Crime + Investigation)

Wilson fled the scene, but a fingerprint left on the bag led to an investigation - after which Wilson was traced, arrested, and jailed.

Chillingly, he was labelled by the criminal psychiatrist as one of the most dangerous men ever to be assessed.

Murdertown series one and series two will air on Crime + Investigation from the 1st of June at 12pm.

Featured Image Credit: Crime + Investigation

Topics: TV and Film, True Crime

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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