Crime Stories - Netflix

Sun 23 June 2019

A drama series filmed in the style of a documentary crew following two police officers, DI Jane Preston and DS Ben Shaw as they try to uncover the truth behind crimes.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-11-12

Crime Stories - The Investigator: A British Crime Story - Netflix

The Investigator: A British Crime Story is a British television crime documentary series, created and produced by Simon Cowell, and presented by Mark Williams-Thomas. The series, broadcast on ITV, is often described as “Britain's answer to Making a Murderer”, and was inspired by Cowell's viewing of the documentary series The Jinx. The first series, comprising four episodes, first broadcast in July and August 2016, focused on the murder of Carole Packman, who disappeared in 1985. The second series, comprising three episodes, first broadcast in April 2018 and looks into a number of unsolved disappearances and murders that could be linked to convicted serial killers Peter Tobin and Angus Sinclair. The series also features a number of dramatised scenes filmed to portray key events in each of the cases featured, drawing inspiration from the reconstructive element of Crimewatch. The series is broadcast on Netflix internationally.

Crime Stories - Production - Netflix

With help from fellow investigators, Williams-Thomas re-investigates each of the cases featured by speaking with relatives of the victims, eye-witnesses and police officers involved with the original investigation. Notably, Williams-Thomas' re-investigation of the Carole Packman murder unearthed enough significant new information to warrant Dorset Police to re-open the case and appoint a new SIO to undertake a full review. Similarly, in the second series, Williams-Thomas' interviewed eyewitnesses involved with the cases of three women whom police suspect Angus Sinclair may have murdered, and for the first time, following new evidence uncovered by Williams-Thomas, multiple witnesses were able to place Sinclair's vehicle at the scenes of crime, and one witness even identified Sinclair himself.

Crime Stories - References - Netflix