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Murdertown

With interviews from victims, witnesses and police officers, Murdertown tells the story of some of the most shocking murders in the UK and examines how they fit the disturbing wider patterns in particular cities. It's the series that makes murders feel real: they happened in a street, a railway, a park - that you've actually been to.
201810 episodes
16+
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Hull
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    September 2, 2018
    44min
    16+
    This episode explores two terrible crimes that left a lasting impression on Hull - and reveals how complex investigations into one case finally led to both mysteries being solved. The story begins with the apparent kidnap and murder of Christopher Laverack, would remain unsolved for years. We also tell the story of the disappearance of Joanne Nelson, who vanished from the city in 2005.
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  2. S1 E2 - Dartford
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    September 9, 2018
    44min
    7+
    There are some crimes that leave a permanent mark on a place - and this episode tells the story of Dartford and the murder of Claire Tiltman. When her body was found with multiple stab wounds besides a busy main road, her friends and family were devastated. They suspected the killer was local, but it would be more than 20 years later when the details of her killer would finally be revealed.
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  3. S1 E3 - Dundee
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    September 16, 2018
    44min
    13+
    Dundee is an upcoming city, but in the shadows are stories of bloodshed. Two suspiciously similar attacks committed decades apart, have everyone on edge. This episode examines how one man tormented the city of Dundee. Listen to the story of his latest victim, who miraculously survived, and see how police worked at speed to snare the attacker and ensure he was brought to justice.
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  4. S1 E4 - Barnsley
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    September 23, 2018
    43min
    13+
    In this episode, we explore the story of a killer who was able to strike, serve a sentence in prison, and then after his release, was able to do the same thing again. With contributions from police, local reporters, and even a friend who found himself arrested on suspicion of the murder, this episode shines a light on the darkest chapter in Barnsley's history.
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  5. S1 E5 - Pontypridd
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    September 30, 2018
    42min
    16+
    All murders are tragic events which leave a trail of destruction in their wake. But there are some, for which the details are so unexpected, that they shock and dumfound even the police officers who are asked to investigate. In Pontypridd, a town once dubbed the murder capital of Wales, there have been two recent cases where the truth is much stranger than fiction.
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  6. S1 E6 - Tamworth
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    October 7, 2018
    43min
    16+
    Every corner of the UK has played host to murder. But Tamworth, for many years, could rightfully claim it was a safe place to be. But all that changed, when a young girl went missing on her way to a dance class, and her body was discovered the following day. This episode shows how a whole town came together, and how modern forensic science left a killer with nowhere to go.
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  7. S1 E7 - Watford
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    October 14, 2018
    42min
    16+
    Most victims of murder know their killer. But when a violent crime is carried out by a complete stranger, it can be much harder to solve. In Watford, police found themselves on the backfoot when a woman's body was found in a popular local park, with no immediate clues as to who was responsible. This episode that gets under the skin of one of the most tragic episodes in Watford's history.
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  8. S1 E8 - Huddersfield
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    October 21, 2018
    43min
    16+
    When sex offender Robert Hind disappeared from his bail hostel in the town of Huddersfield, police and the community feared he was up to no good. But in fact - the truth was far more shocking than anyone realised. This episode examines how the hunt for Hind quickly turned into a murder investigation and brought a suspect already known to the police back into their sights.
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  9. S1 E9 - Sunderland
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    October 28, 2018
    44min
    13+
    When teenage boys began being found dead in the city of Sunderland in the early 90's, police initially thought they were the victims of accidental deaths. But as their families campaigned for answers, more victims began to appear, and detectives realised their crimes were more than simply a coincidence. This episode looks at one of the most shocking cases of murder anywhere in the UK.
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  10. S1 E10 - Brighton
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    November 4, 2018
    42min
    13+
    When killers strike, they don't usually want to be caught. But in Brighton, two murderers carried out despicable crimes and then went to the effort of confessing. In this episode, we tell the story of Derick Marney, horrifically murdered in a crime that wasn't detected for over a week. We meet the tarot card reader who saw the crime through her cards and alerted police to what had happened.
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Content advisory
Violencealcohol usesexual content
Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Darrell Brown
Producers
Di Carter
Starring
Katherine Kelly
Studio
Endemol Shine North
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