A+E Networks UK Orders Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan


A+E Networks UK has commissioned for Crime + Investigation the new true-crime series Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan.

Hosted and curated by Murnaghan, the five-part series explores British murder stories filled with detective intrigue and chilling storylines of homicide and hate. In each episode, the esteemed U.K. journalist recounts a case he has reported on or followed at close quarters. The murder stories are told with archived footage and interviews from those closest to the case, including testimony from family members of the victims and the investigating officers.

Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan is produced by true-crime specialists FirstLookTV and is scheduled to air in the U.K. on Crime + Investigation this fall. The series will air across one week, with each weeknight highlighting one of these cases, including that of Lewis Daynes, Levi Belfield, Vincent Tabak, Peter Morgan and Sabrina Kouider.

Diana Carter, commissioning editor and head of talent at A+E Networks UK, said: “FirstLookTV are true leaders in their field so working with them on this fascinating new project is a really exciting venture for Crime + Investigation. The intriguing series format provides a platform for the authority Dermot Murnaghan is known to bring to his storytelling which we’re sure will be a hit with our true crime audience.”

Executive Producer for FirstLookTV Will Hanrahan said: “Reporting crimes and investigations ensure that justice is seen to be done and we are pleased to be able to contribute by working with a consistently high-performing channel which has a real understanding of the public’s interest in knowing about and preventing crime. Dermot is a natural storyteller, these are important stories and this has been a fascinating project navigated throughout the COVID challenges.”