BBC Three’s thought-provoking and critically-acclaimed film Murdered By My Boyfriend is to be given a repeat airing on BBC One.
The 60 minute drama depicts the true story of a young woman who falls in love with the wrong man, a man who would go on to control every aspect of her life, resulting in tragic consequences.
The film features outstanding performances from Georgina Campbell as the young victim Ashley and Royce Pierreson, who plays Ashley’s abusive boyfriend, Reece.
“Murdered By My Boyfriend is truly one of the most powerful, distinctive and original pieces of television I have seen and I am so proud that BBC Three commissioned, championed and promoted it. If it has helped even one victim of domestic abuse to change their life then we’ve done our job.” – Sam Bickley, Channel Editor BBC Three
In the UK, it is estimated that one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, with the risk being higher for those between the ages of 16 and 24.
Since the film’s airing, the BBC has been approached by a number of organisations and groups, including charities and social services, wanting to use the film as an educational resource.
Taking note of how impactful it has been, the beeb have decided to give it a re-airing on its main channel on Sunday 20 July at 10.35pm. So far it has already achieved a total audience of 3.5m, as well as a high figure of 90 on the Appreciation Index
Murdered By My Boyfriend was written by Regina Moriarty, directed by Paul Andrew Williams and produced by Pier Wilkie. BBC Learning is to make selected clips from the programme available to schools, along with accompanying teachers’ notes.