Trio of Crime Docs Ordered for CBS Reality


LONDON: AMC Networks International – UK has commissioned three exclusive crime documentaries from Peninsula Films for CBS Reality.

Uncovering Melanie’s Murderer is focused on the search for the killer of a teenager named Melanie Road in the 1980s. The hour-long special is scheduled to air on Monday, August 29, exclusively on CBS Reality.

The Day I Should Have Died is a 10×60-minute program that spotlights stories of cheating death, including survivors who have escaped serial killers, shootings and natural disasters. Slave to Love is a one-hour special about Graham Dwyer, an Irish architect who killed his sex slave Elaine O’Hara in the Dublin mountains. Both of these titles are slated for broadcast in the fall.

Sam Rowden, AMC Networks International – UK’s director of programming, CBS Reality and new media, commented: “With crime documentaries resonating so well with our audience, CBS Reality’s aim is to continue to present our viewers with the most intriguing and challenging crime cases.”

David Harvey, Peninsula Films’s managing director, added: “We are thrilled with the three commissions for CBS Reality. Creating thought-provoking, stimulating content is what we do at Peninsula, and we are delighted that the CBS Reality audience of crime fans will have the chance to see these shows exclusively on the channel.”

CBS Reality is a factual-entertainment channel in the U.K. It is a joint venture between CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International – UK.