Once Upon A True Crime
This new four part-series follows some of Britain’s best-selling crime fiction writers as they turn detective to explore the enduring mysteries of the real-life murder cases which have inspired some of their most famous characters and novels.
For Denise Mina, it’s the Glasgow haunts of Scotland’s most notorious serial killer, Peter Manuel, on which she based her book, The Long Drop. For Peter James, it’s the tragedy of the so-called ‘Babes In The Wood’ murders in Brighton in 1986. For Mark Billingham, it’s the final, enduring mysteries of the grotesque couple Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, which helped inspire the best-seller, Their Little Secret. And for Douglas Skelton, it’s the infamous 1980s gangland turf war known as the Ice Cream Wars, which terrorised Glasgow’s East End, the background to which influenced Blood City.
AIRS ON CRIME & INVESTIGATION, STARTING MONDAY 25th APRIL AT 9PM