Crimes That Shook Britain Lands Another Season


A+E Networks EMEA has commissioned a ninth season of Title Role Productions’ Crimes That Shook Britain.

The newest eight-part installment will air in the U.K. on Crime + Investigation and Crime + Investigation Play in September. It will also premiere in the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and on Crime + Investigation’s pan-European channel in fall 2024.

Host Dermot Murnaghan will uncover the truth behind crimes that have shocked the nation, as told by victims’ loved ones and the detectives charged with bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Murnaghan said: “I’m delighted to be part of this latest series of Crimes That Shook Britain—a format that always remembers, first and foremost, to give the victims a voice through the testimony of their loved ones. What attracts me most to the program is the quality and sensitivity of the storytelling. The producers, Title Role, are the best in the business regarding duty of care and narrative. This series examines some of the most high-profile cases of recent times—such as the murders of Brianna Ghey and Elle Edwards—many of which I reported on at the time as a news anchor. The producers have gained exclusive access to some of the investigating officers in the cases and friends and family members of the victims appearing on camera for the first time.”

Dan Korn, VP of programming at A+E Networks EMEA, said: “We’re delighted to have Dermot and Crimes That Shook Britain back for a ninth season. It’s brilliantly produced by Title Role and unflinching in its honesty and commitment to telling the story behind the headlines through the eyes of those most intimately affected.”

Title Role’s Helen Tonge, executive producer, said: “We are incredibly proud of Crimes That Shook Britain and what it stands for. For nine series now, we have been leading the way in telling extremely sensitive stories with integrity and respect. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Dermot and the team at Crime + Investigation again.”