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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The Last Kingdom Season 3 will launch on Netflix on November 19


The third instalment of The Last Kingdom, based on Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling books, will launch on Netflix on November 19. 

For the first time, all ten episodes will premiere simultaneously on Netflix, and will feature a host of new characters including Ola Rapace (Skyfall) as Danish warrior Bloodhair, Thea Sofie Loch Næss (One Night in Oslo) as the dangerous seer Skade, Timothy Innes (Harlots) as King Alfred’s heir, Edward, and  Magnus Bruun (Sprinter Galore, The Bridge) as Cnut.

The new series will see King Alfred consider his legacy, as his dream of uniting the kingdoms of England is jeopardised by incessant Danish attacks. Alfred knows that the only man with the power to crush the uprising and secure the Wessex dynasty is the great warrior and hero Uhtred, but when their volatile relationship reaches breaking point, Uhtred must confront the difficult truth: if he deserts Alfred’s cause, everything he has fought for will be forever changed.

Produced by the award-winning Carnival Films, the ten-part season is adapted by BAFTA-nominated and RTS award-winning writer Stephen Butchard, who also serves as executive producer. The executive producers for Carnival are Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant. Chrissy Skinns is series producer and Cait Collins is producer.

The Last Kingdom Season Three will launch on Netflix UK and US on November 19, it will be released at a later date across Africa, Belgium, China, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Middle East, the Netherlands, the Nordics and Poland. The series is distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal International Distribution.

BBC One’s Bodyguard is the UK’s most watched drama since current records began


The finale of BBC One’s Bodyguard was watched by an audience of 17.1 million people, 28-day 4-screen consolidated figures have revealed.

This makes it the UK’s most watched episode of any drama series across all channels since current records began, in 2002. This is the largest audience recorded for a TV programme outside of sporting and national events since 2010.

Bodyguard is BBC iPlayer’s most successful box set ever, where it currently has over 38 million requests. The full series, written and created by Jed Mercurio and made by World Productions for BBC One, remains on BBC iPlayer exclusively in the UK as a box set.

Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content, says: "Bodyguard continues to smash records and thrill new audiences everyday via the boxset, which is available exclusively on BBC iPlayer for the next five months."

Simon Heath, CEO & Creative Director of World Productions, says: “A big thank you to the BBC for their terrific support and to everyone who watched Bodyguard either live or on catch up. We’re hugely grateful”.

Figures are measured using BARB’s updated 4-screen 28-day measure, which was introduced in August 2018 and includes viewing through TVs, as well as online non-TV devices.

Measured using the previous standard 28-day consolidated method, the figure for Bodyguard's finale (15.9 million) still remains the highest number for an episode of a drama series since current records began in 2002.

Simon Mayo to leave BBC Radio 2


Jo Whiley to present new BBC Radio 2 show

Simon Mayo, who currently presents the 5-8pm weekday programme with Jo Whiley, has decided to leave BBC Radio 2 later this year to work on a variety of projects. He will continue to co-host Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review on BBC Radio 5 live with Mark Kermode on Fridays, 2-4pm.

Jo Whiley will launch a brand new show in January from 7-9pm, Monday - Thursday, placing her in the heart of the evening schedule, featuring the very best new music and amazing live sessions. Jo will continue to present the Radio 2 In Concert series and will also be standing in for Ken Bruce in 2019 when he is away.

Lewis Carnie, Head of Radio 2, says: "Simon is a fantastic broadcaster, and I’d like to thank him for entertaining millions of Radio 2 listeners with his wit and warmth over the years. Everyone at the station wishes Simon the very best of luck for what promises to be a very exciting future, and he'll be missed at Wogan House. With Simon leaving, we’ve taken this opportunity to take a fresh look at the schedule, and create a show for Jo which will focus on her passion for music."

Simon says: “Obviously, I’m very sad to be leaving Radio 2, and my good friend Jo. However, 2019 looks like being incredibly exciting for me. I have a new two book deal with Transworld, my children’s series Itch is being filmed for TV in Australia in early 2019, and I’m continuing to develop my novel Mad Blood Stirring for a movie with screenwriter Jack Thorne. Plus the film show with Mark Kermode continues on 5 live.

“Radio 2 has been a quite wonderful experience - my happiest in radio I think - but new adventures beckon and I cannot wait to get started.”

Jo says: "I’m incredibly sad that Simon has decided to leave Radio 2. He’s a brilliant broadcaster, a great friend and I really will miss working with him. However, I’m very much looking forward to hosting a new show for a new year which will have music at the very heart of it as well as guests and live sessions. Dream show, actually. Can’t wait!"

Bob Shennan, Director, BBC Radio and Music (and former Controller, Radio 2), says: “I brought both Simon and Jo in to Radio 2 many years ago, and they have been fantastic keystones in the Radio 2 schedule. I wish Simon good luck with his forthcoming projects, and congratulate Jo on her new show, which I look forward to listening to in January.”

From 2001-2007 Simon presented the Radio 2 Album Chart Show, whilst also presenting 5 live's afternoon show between 2001 and 2009. Simon presented Radio 2 Drivetime from January 2010 - May 2018, when he hosted a new extended 5-8pm show with Jo Whiley.

During his career, Simon has won a Sony Radio Academy Award in 2009 with Mark Kermode for the 5 live Film Review, the Sony Award in 2011 for Best Music Programme for Drivetime, the Sony Radio Speech Award at the 2008, as well Broadcasting Press Guild's Radio Broadcaster of the Year in 2008.

Earlier this year, the film rights for his first adult novel, Mad Blood Stirring, were acquired by House Productions and it is in development with screenwriter Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). The first in his trilogy of children’s novels, Itch, is to be adapted by ABC Television in Australia, and starts filming there early next year, which Simon will attend.

Jo Whiley was introduced to the Radio 2 audience from August 2009, when she covered for various presenters, and subsequently began hosting the In Concert series from April 2010. Jo launched an evening show in Feb 2011, and went on to co-host the network’s annual flagship music event Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. She is also one of the anchors of the BBC’s television coverage of Glastonbury.

In March 2014, Jo undertook a fundraising challenge for Sport Relief by walking and jogging (and broadcasting live at times) on a treadmill for 26 hours, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds, including a £260k donation from Coldplay. Jo is also an ambassador to Mencap, supports Tommy’s - The Baby Charity and is the Patron of the Cri du Chat Syndrome Support Group.

Further details of the early evening Radio 2 schedule will be announced in the near future.

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff join Chris Harris as Top Gear unveils new presenting lineup


Following Matt LeBlanc’s announcement that he will leave the show after the next series, Top Gear has announced a new look line-up of hosts who are destined to cause comedic car chaos and take the world’s biggest motoring entertainment show to another level.

Lancashire lads Paddy McGuinness, the primetime entertainment host and comedian, and former Ashes-winning England cricketer and TV presenter Freddie Flintoff, will join motoring journalist and racing-driver Chris Harris in what promises to be one of television’s most explosive combinations of entertainment firepower and petrolhead fumes. And the all-British team were officially unveiled at a photocall this morning on the banks of the River Thames in central London, flanked by a red Aston Martin DSB Superleggera and a blue Porsche 911 GT2RS.

In a move certain to unnerve health and safety chiefs, the trio will begin production on Series 27 of the BBC Two show in early 2019 - with their inaugural series premiering later in the year.

Top Gear bosses promise petrolheads and fans that the car will remain the real star of the show but hint at an even further escalation of humour, jeopardy and insurance bills as they embark on some of the show’s biggest adventures to date.

Rory Reid, who has co-presented Top Gear since Series 23, will step down from the main presenting lineup but will remain part of the Top Gear family, along with Sabine Schmitz. He will continue to be the face of Top Gear’s companion Extra Gear - and will be at the heart of what will become a bigger digital presence for the show.

Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two, says: “This is a thrilling manoeuvre from the Top Gear team and I’m relishing what this trio will deliver. Both Paddy and Freddie love their cars but more than that, they’ll bring a new energy and competitive spirit to Top Gear. Chris Harris might have the greater car skills, but when it comes to the infamous Top Gear challenges, he’s going to have to bring his A-game to have the beating of these two."

Paddy McGuinness says: “Getting the Top Gear gig is a real honour and I’m thrilled the BBC have given me this opportunity. To be hosting a show I’ve watched and loved from being a small boy is beyond exciting. Top Gear fans worldwide are a passionate bunch and I consider myself one of them. Now let’s start up this Great British machine and see what it can do!”

Freddie Flintoff says: “It’s not often you have the chance to do both of your dream jobs, but I’m now lucky enough to say I will have. I’ve always been passionate about cars and I’m so excited to be joining the Top Gear team.”

Chris Harris says: “I think you can tell just how much fun we’re going to have making Top Gear with Paddy and Freddie. They’re both brilliant, natural entertainers - and their mischief mixed with the most exciting cars on the planet is sure to take the show to the next level. My dream job just got even better.”

The next series of Top Gear, LeBlanc’s last as lead host, will debut early in 2019 on BBC Two, before Paddy, Freddie and Chris premiere Series 27 later in the year.


Paddy McGuinness
Paddy has become a well-loved and established feature of the annual TV calendar. Today he is perhaps best known for his massively popular ITV dating show Take Me Out, which goes in to production for its eleventh series this autumn and will TX early 2019.

Paddy’s first outing was in a series of six one off episodes in Channel 4′s The Comedy Lab which aired in 1998. He appeared alongside Peter Kay. In 2000 he got the part as Paddy the doorman in That Peter Kay Thing. This led to the massive spin off series Phoenix Nights. Paddy then went on to co-write (with Peter Kay) the eagerly anticipated spin off to Phoenix Nights: Max and Paddy - The Road To Nowhere.

This led Paddy to embark on his first ever solo stand-up tour, The Dark Side. Paddy performed 108 dates, entertaining audiences across the UK with his sell out shows in 2005/6. The DVD Paddy McGuinness: Live was the bestselling comedy stand-up DVD at the time. A number of tours followed this in 2008, an arena tour in 2011 and most recently his 50 date UK tour 2015/16 Daddy McGuinness, which saw him receive a host of rave reviews.

Paddy is well known for his contributions to popular TV shows including This Morning, 71 Degrees North, Mad Mad World, Your Face Sounds Familiar, Stars In Their Cars and Coronation Street.

Most recently Paddy teamed up with Leigh Francis, producing two series of the much loved movie parody series The Keith and Paddy Picture Show.

Venturing over to the BBC, last year, Paddy hosted Even Better Than the Real Thing a head to head format featuring some of the world’s best tribute acts to see who would be crowned Even Better Than the Real Thing.

Earlier this year Paddy hosted Sport Relief alongside Claudia Winkleman and has recently completed production on a new gameshow (Catchpoint) set to launch in early 2019.

Paddy has regularly taken part in Soccer Aid for UNICEF and, alongside his wife, Christine, has been working closely with the National Autistic Society, most recently raising £200,000 from their annual Twinkle Ball which is organised and curated by the couple.

Freddie Flintoff
Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff is a presenter, broadcaster and cricketing legend.

Andrew made his first class debut for Lancashire in 1995, and international honours came when he made his Test Match debut in 1998 vs South Africa. His One Day International debut followed in 1999 vs Pakistan. Andrew made his biggest impact for England in the summer of 2005, when he played a major role in regaining the Ashes from Australia. His contributions won him the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in the same year. In 2006 Andrew was awarded an MBE, yet in September 2010, as one of the biggest players in the game, Flintoff retired from professional cricket due to a recurring knee injury.

Since his retirement Andrew has developed a strong broadcast career. In March 2010, Flintoff became a Team Captain, along with Jamie Redknapp, on the Sky One sports panel show A League of Their Own. The Bafta-winning show has been a huge success and is now about to film it’s thirteenth series. Andrew also worked with ITV2 in 2011 to produce the Freddie Flintoff versus The World in which he went head to head with some of the world’s sporting greats in a variety of daring challenges across the globe. Andrew also presented his own radio show in the summer of 2011 for BBC Radio 5 live entitled Freddie’s World of Sport.

Later that year, Andrew joined the team at Discovery to make the documentary Alone In The Wild. He was completely isolated without any aid or production team, making his way through the wilderness with a handheld camera to record footage. This spurned more adventures in 2012 with the channel in a spin off series Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild.

2012 also saw the BBC One documentary The Hidden Side of Sport, which took an insightful look at depression in the world of sport. Andrew met with some prolific figures for the documentary including Piers Morgan, Vinnie Jones and Ricky Hatton. In the same year, Andrew embarked on one of his greatest challenges to date; training to become a professional heavyweight boxer. This was broadcast in a documentary for Sky One; Flintoff: From Lord’s To The Ring. The culmination of this was a victory on his debut fight at The MEN Arena, Manchester, where he defeated his American opponent.

In 2013, he fronted his own show for BBC Radio 5 live; Flintoff’s Ashes Roadshow. He also expressed his expert opinion on each Test in a column for The Sun newspaper and worked with William Hill on cricket predictions. Later that year, Andrew embarked on a rainforest adventure for Sky One, accompanied by journalist Rob Penn. Flintoff’s Road Through The Rainforest, which aired in April 2014 and formed a part of Sky’s Rainforest Rescue initiative. 2017 saw Flintoff working with BBC Radio 5 live again, but this time a podcast alongside pals Robbie Savage and Matthew Syed named Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy, where the three discuss topical sports talking points. The podcast went on to win three times at the Radio Academy Awards for Best Podcast, Best New Show and Best Presenter for Freddie and is continuing into 2018.

After a chronic knee injury seemingly ended his cricket career in 2010, it was announced that Andrew would play for Lancashire again in the NatWest T20 blast squad in May 2014. Following on from his stint with Lancashire in 2014 Andrew continued his professional cricket comeback in the Australian T20 Big Bash league in December 2014 & January 2015. As well as playing in the tournament Andrew joined Channel TEN’s prestigious commentary team and made quite an impression with his on field commentary.

Following on from their adventure in the Amazon, Andrew and Rob were reunited in 2014, taking to the highways of Great Britain for a new series, Flintoff: Lord of the Fries airing on Sky One in February 2015. The show followed the boys serving up fish and chips to the general public in their eco-friendly chip van.

In March 2015 Freddie was crowned the King of the Jungle in the first series of the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, and later that year fronted a new six part series for BBC Two, Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week, in which contestants were put through SAS tasks to find Britain’s toughest recruit. Due to popular demand and the success of their podcast, Andrew and TV producer friend Clyde Holcroft embarked on a live tour, 2nd Innings, to celebrate the ten year anniversary of England’s Ashes win. They travelled to theatres across the country in 2015, including performing at Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

Bowled over by the support of the Australian public, Freddie returned to Australia in November 2015 until early 2016 to reprise his role with Channel Ten on The Project twice weekly and to also join the commentary team on the Big Bash League.

In early 2016, Flintoff was elected the new PCA President of the Professional Cricketers’ Association at the PCA’s annual general meeting held in Birmingham. Andrew joined a very exclusive club as he succeeded his fellow Lancastrian David Lloyd in becoming the seventh President in the association’s history.

Freddie released his tell all autobiography Second Innings: My Sporting Life, a celebration of Flintoff’s 20 years in cricket. The much anticipated book reveals the unseen sides of his career and personality.

At the end of 2016, Nine Network announced that Flintoff was joining the adrenaline-charged competition series Australian Ninja Warrior, ahead of its debut season in 2017. In a coup for the internationally acclaimed Ninja Warrior format, Freddie joined the sport and entertainment series as a side line reporter, commentator and co-host alongside Rebecca Maddern and Ben Fordham. A second series was filmed in Sydney at the end of 2017 which will air in 2018.

In September 2017, Flintoff was the main presenter for Cannonball on ITV with Frankie Bridge, Radzi Chinyanganya, Ryan Hand and Maya Jama as poolside reporters. In December of that year, Flintoff hosted a new ITV primetime show which aired on Christmas Eve All Star Musicals.

2017 also saw Freddie take his hand in the acting and musical worlds. Flintoff made his acting debut in one episode of the BBC drama Kay Mellor’s Love, Lies & Records. He also made his stage debut in Kay Mellor’s musical Fat Friends, touring around the UK in 2018 playing the character Kevin alongside Jodie Prenger and Sam Bailey.

Since then, Fred took up the role of host for Sky One’s Carnage. The high-octane show saw teams of creative engineers, mechanics and drivers from throughout the UK and Ireland transform regular cars into weaponised battle-ready vehicles. Moving back to the world of cricket, Fred sung ‘on top of the world’ in this new video for the International Cricket Council (ICC) ahead of the cricket World Cup in 2019.

His new book, Do You Know What?: Life According to Freddie Flintoff is out November 2018. Here, Fred expels an eclectic and entertaining smorgasbord of anecdotes, impressions, reflections, ruminations, musings, cogitations, observations, rants, confessions and pearls of wisdom on all aspects of life’s rich tapestry.

Chris Harris
Chris Harris joined the Top Gear presenting line-up in 2016 for Series 23. He is probably best known for his popular YouTube channel, Chris Harris on Cars which he launched in 2014, and established with the help of long-time friend Neil Carey. Chris currently presents the online car review series Chris Harris Drives for topgear.com. Chris began his career in motoring journalism at UK-based Autocar magazine, becoming their official road-test editor. He started a website for fast cars the week Lehman Brothers went under in 2008, which obviously ended badly. He then looked to solve his new-found indebtedness at Evo magazine and then became a member of the Pistonheads.com crew, as well as a regular feature on YouTube’s DRIVE channel.

New four-part BBC Northern Ireland series, The Chronicles of Mourne


It’s a landscape of epic vistas and breath-taking panoramas. The Mournes is an area of outstanding natural beauty that has inspired writers and artists, providing solace and a livelihood for visitors and those who call it home.

It’s a landscape of epic vistas and breath-taking panoramas. The Mournes is an area of outstanding natural beauty that has inspired writers and artists, providing solace and a livelihood for visitors and those who call it home.

Narrated by Northern Ireland actor Colin Morgan - star of The Fall, Humans and Merlin - a new four-part BBC Northern Ireland series, The Chronicles of Mourne, takes viewers on a journey through the seasons and through the stunning scenery of the magnificent Mournes meeting the people who live, work and play there.

With 220 square miles of enchanted forests and spectacular scenery it is said that the Mournes inspired Belfast-born writer CS Lewis’ magical kingdom of Narnia. Starting on Monday, October 29 on BBC One Northern Ireland at 7.30pm the series, which was filmed over a year, charts a season in each programme, beginning with summer, and meets the people who have fallen under its spell.

Over the four weeks, viewers will be treated to stunning aerial shots and time-lapse photography of the natural beauty of the landscape as the series, made by Waddell Media for BBC Northern Ireland, follows the people who have a special relationship with the area.

The first programme meets a builder who lost his business in the 2008 financial crash. Leslie Hanthorne tells how he overcame personal difficulties by heading to the hills with his camera and his trusty canine companion, Buddy. Now a professional photographer, the Mournes are a special place for Leslie and he thinks nothing of climbing the mountains in the dark or in the depths of winter to get the perfect shot.

Every day - Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays included - Andy Crory goes looking for moths. Andy is the official moth recorder for Northern Ireland and keeps a record of which species visits his moth trap each day. The dunes of Murlough National Nature reserve are home to more than 700 species of moth and butterfly. The love of wildlife runs in the family - his father Peter is a bee keeper.

Every year thousands of people trek the network of stone paths that have been guiding walkers around the mountains for centuries. It’s now the job of Ranger, Katie Taylor, to maintain them.

One of the area’s most spectacular human endeavours is the 22 mile long Mourne Wall - a listed monument that passes over 15 peaks. Commissioned in 1904 it took 18 years to complete. Now, stone masons Andy and Brian Rooney are leading a team on a major two-year restoration project to repair the wall. The brothers are no strangers to the wall - they are the fifth generation of stone masons - their grandfather helped build the original more than 100 years before.

The series also follows local family the Murphys who have farmed in the shadow of the mountains for generations. It’s a tough landscape and it’s a lifestyle that’s getting harder to maintain and they have to take a gamble and diversify in order to ensure the farm’s survival.

Over the four weeks, the series will also catch up with mountain bikers, the red squirrel officer for the area, wildlife rangers and a father who makes a special pilgrimage each Christmas for his son.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Competition: Win The Music of Silence on DVD


Andrea Bocelli biopic 'The Music of Silence' arrives on DVD 29 October

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Internationally renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli has been entertaining and thrilling audiences all over the world with his astounding voice for some 25 years, selling more than 20 million records, filling stadiums galore, and bringing joy to the masses.

Starring Game of Thrones’ Toby Sebastian, Hollywood favourite Antonio Banderas, and an appearance from Bocelli himself, who also provides his angelic singing.

Before he was Andrea Bocelli, he was Amos Bardi. Born nearly blind, Amos (Sebastian – Barely Legal) is separated from his family to attend an institute for the visually impaired, but a terrible accident occurs while he’s there, resulting in complete loss of sight. Despite being told that he will never be a serious opera singer, Amos is driven by great ambition and with the help of his maestro (Banderas – The Mask of Zorro, Puss in Boots), overcomes every obstacle and becomes one of the most renowned opera singers in the world.

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Who directs The Music of Silence?

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Sunday, 21 October 2018

Dark Heart - ITV

Series overview
Tom Riley stars as DI Will Wagstaffe, a man haunted by the murder of his parents when he was 16 years old.

 
Set in London and produced by Silverprint Pictures, the series is written for ITV by acclaimed screenwriter Chris Lang whose work includes award-winning drama Unforgotten, Torn, Undeniable and A Mother's Son.  Dark Heart is inspired by characters created by novelist Adam Creed, who has written a series of books featuring Will Wagstaffe.

 
Tom is joined in the series by Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders, Close To The Enemy), Miranda Raison (Murder on the Orient Express, Silk) and Anjli Mohindra (Bancroft, The Boy with the Topknot) and guest cast include Claire Goose (The Coroner, Unforgotten, Waking The Dead), Alex Carter (Cuffs, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks), Clare Foster (Taboo, Sherlock, The Crown) and Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones, Three Girls).

 
Whilst devoting his life to his work, DI Will Wagstaffe, also known as Staffe to his colleagues, battles personal demons. He's haunted by the unresolved murder of his parents, which affects both his private and professional life including his on-off romance with sometimes girlfriend, Sylvie (Miranda Raison).  His closest relationship is with his sister Juliette, (Charlotte Riley) and young nephew Harry, who stays with him when Juliette has troubles with her boyfriend.


With no parents and no significant partner of his own, Juliette and Harry mean everything to Staffe. Determined and tenacious, Wagstaffe is an exceptionally good police officer, in spite of the fact he's been known for pushing the boundaries of what's considered acceptable policing.

 

Episode 1
DI Will Wagstaffe is at London City Airport when his travel plans are put on hold. His colleague, DC Josie Chancellor calls to inform him of a gruesome murder.

 
Staffe, along with Josie, DS Dave Pulford and DS Rick Johnson, are confronted by a horrific scene. RAY COLLINS, a man in his early-forties, has been brutally murdered.


As the team investigate further, they learn that the victim was arrested two and a half years ago on suspicion of sexually assaulting his young step daughters, Holly and Jasmine. He was remanded in custody for three weeks but there wasn't sufficient evidence and Collins was released. 


Returning home that evening, Staffe discovers his sister Juliette and nephew Harry at his house. Juliette and Harry are Staffe's world, he picks up on something that really bothers him and he knows their unscheduled stay means she's in more trouble with new boyfriend Paolo than she's letting on.


As the story unfolds, Staffe and his team delve deeper into the morally complex crime. But pressure builds as it's not long before a lawyer, Guy Dawlish is brutally attacked.


Dawlish's assault bears the same hallmarks of Ray Collins' murder, but the similarity doesn't end there, he was arrested two years ago over allegations of child sex abuse. There was insufficient evidence so he also wasn't charged. 

 
But just as a pattern begins to emerge, a historical case throws Staffe's theory of a single serial killer on its head. The suspected paedophile in this instance was John Statham. Like Collins and Dawlish he was attacked with unusual brutality. However this case appears to be closed. The father of the child Statham allegedly abused, Nico Cashell, is serving time for assaulting Statham and is adamant of his own guilt. 

 
With the anniversary of Staffe's parents murder drawing closer, knowledge of the fact that their killer is still at large weighs heavy on his mind. Little does he know that elsewhere in London, Mark Regis, walks free of child abuse charges on a technicality. Is the depraved killer preparing for their next victim?

Wed 31 Oct 2018
Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm