TV Review: Des (ITV) – Miniseries

Aired in September 2020, ITV’s Des is a three-part miniseries that tells the true story of Dennis Nilsen (David Tennant), the Scottish serial killer who was arrested in 1983. When Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay (Daniel Mays) is called to the leafy North London address, he discovers the drains clogged with rotting flesh and bones. As he waits for Nilsen to return from work, he expects the culprit to deny accountability. But when Nilsen freely admits that it’s not just one or two bodies but “15 or 16”, the police must work quickly to try to secure a conviction and identify the victims, as biographer Brian Masters (Jason Watkins) begins a game of chess with `Des’ in an attempt to understand his motives.

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TV Review: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (ITV) – Miniseries

Written by Peter Morgan, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies first aired on ITV in 2014 and is a two-part drama that follows the true story of retired schoolteacher Christopher Jefferies (Jason Watkins), who was questioned by police in 2010 as a suspect in the murder of one of his tenants, Joanna Yeates.

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