ITVX Investigates Playboy Bunny Murders in New Series


The Playboy Bunny Murders, an upcoming true-crime series for ITVX, will see journalist and filmmaker Marcel Theroux investigate a slew of murders that have remained unsolved since the 1970s.

Theroux will delve into the killings of Eve Stratford, a Playboy Bunny who aspired to be a famous model; Lynda Farrow, a croupier with years of experience working in nighttime London; and Lynne Weedon, a schoolgirl whose whole life lay ahead of her. Theroux will track down police files, examine new breakthroughs and speak with key figures linked to the cases.

The series will be executive produced by Ian Lamarra for Soho Studios and John Farrar for Future Studios.

“This is a story that has obsessed me for years,” Theroux said. “How could a serial killer kill multiple victims in 1970s London and remain unknown?  What evidence was missed?  What clues were the police of the time unable to make use of? As witnesses reach the ends of lives and memories fail, this might be the last chance to get justice for the three victims.”

“These horrific, unsolved murders of three young women continue to raise so many disturbing questions that have remained unanswered for the best part of half a century,” added Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of factual for ITV. “Marcel Theroux’s investigation promises to illuminate the dark side of 1970s Mayfair, which lay beneath its allure of decadence, glamour, status and wealth, provide an insight into the young victims whose lives were taken from them and bring us closer to the truth.”

Lamarra, founder and chief creative Officer Soho Studios, commented, “Marcel Theroux is a remarkable investigative journalist whose determination to immerse himself in a world and get to the bottom of a story is unparalleled. This series is one part cinematic journey back to ’70s Soho and Mayfair and one part unfolding investigation. It will take viewers on a gripping journey toward a startling climax while hopefully providing important answers for the many affected. We are proud to be able to shine this premium documentary spotlight on a case which deserves that treatment.”

Farrar,  chief creative officer at Future Studios, added, “Marcel will take the audience on an astonishing journey through London at a time of enormous social change, from the West End’s most glamorous nightspots to the crime scenes of three tragic murders. But these women are not just names or statistics. They were someone’s daughter, someone’s friend, someone’s partner. Marcel is not only on a mission to seek the truth but to shine a light on those lives that were tragically cut short.”