UKTV to look at the world of families with famous murderers including Huntley and West

Really is to air documentary crime series The Killer in My Family

“The fall-out from any murder is devastating not just for the relatives of the victim, but also for the family members of the perpetrator. In this series we wanted get up close and personal, so that these individuals can also fully express the impact this has had on their lives.” – Matthew Gordon, Executive Producer, Woodcut Media

UKTV has pre-invested in the series which is set to premiere on the broadcaster’s Really channel in January 2019. Murder is horrific and devastates many lives, especially the victim’s family. The six-part series, scheduled for 45-minute slots, explores an alternative approach however and tells the story from the perspective of the murderer’s family, including the impact it had on them. The show raises questions such as; Were there any early signs of the killer’s intentions? Did they have any idea of the horror that lay ahead? How did they feel when they discovered the terrifying truth?

Episodes feature candid and heartfelt interviews with family members and ex-partners of notorious murderers such as Ian Huntley, Fred West, Richard Ramirez, Phillip Fraser, Levi Bellfield and those involved in the honour killing of Surjit Athwal. Each story includes news coverage, personal archive information, testimonies from police officers and journalists involved in the case, and psychological analysis from experts exploring how the family dealt with the trauma.

“This is set to be a fascinating series and we’re looking forward to working with Woodcut Media to offer families whose lives have been irrevocably changed due to crimes committed by a relative, an opportunity to share their story.” – Daniel Thomas, UKTV’s Acquisitions Manager

TCB Media Rights has provided deficit financing and will be distributing the series internationally under the title My Deadly Relation.

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