Sky Crime Orders The Beverley Allitt Tapes from Woodcut Media


Woodcut Media has been commissioned by Sky Crime to produce the three-part serialized docuseries The Beverley Allitt Tapes.

The Beverley Allitt Tapes looks at how in 1993, a shy, unassuming young nurse went on to receive 13 life sentences for the murder, attempted murder and grievous bodily harm of 13 children. The crimes took place over 59 days while she worked on a ward at Grantham and Kesthevan Hospital, Lincolnshire in 1991. The series re-examines Allitt’s crimes and the impact they had on all those affected.

Featured in the docuseries are the investigators who brought Allitt to justice, a parent whose child had a lucky escape and medical professionals. It will explore the impact on the families of the victims, as well as the survivors physically and mentally scarred by their experiences. The Beverley Allitt Tapes also features Allitt’s police interviews and news archives of the time alongside forensic expert analysis.

Matthew Gordon, executive producer at Woodcut Media, said: “We are delighted to have secured this commission with Sky Crime. When Allitt’s crimes were finally revealed, the public was stunned at how such a young pediatric nurse could commit such horrific acts. The interview tapes give fascinating insights into the mind of this enigmatic killer and drive the unfolding narratives across the three hours.”