Indie Impossible Factual has been commissioned by ITV for its series Yorkshire Ripper: The Secret Murders 2×60’.
The documentary series investigates a string of unsolved murders and attacks for which, even after his death, Peter Sutcliffe remains a prime suspect. The series will TX on 23rd and 24th of February 2022 at 9pm on ITV.
Based on the book of the same name by former police intelligence officer Chris Clark and investigative journalist Tim Tate, and directed by Adam Luria, the series pieces together evidence which indicates that Sutcliffe is the perpetrator of over 20 unsolved murders and at least 5 unsolved attempted murders in England.
Across the episodes, the case is built against Sutcliffe using interviews with loved ones of victims, investigators, and eyewitnesses to the crimes. Period archive and expert interviews reveal how the attitudes of British law enforcement and the media, and the limitations of policing at the time, allowed Sutcliffe to continue killing undetected for over a decade.
In addition to dealing with the unsolved murders, the series also examines how three innocent men were the victims of some of the longest miscarriages of justice in British history after spending more than 20 years of their lives in prison for crimes where the evidence points to Sutcliffe as a prime suspect.
Adam Luria, Series Producer and Director, says “Even those familiar with the Sutcliffe saga will be shocked by the true scale of his crimes revealed in this series, far beyond his perceived hunting grounds in the North of England, stretching back years before his earliest confirmed victims, and including three of the longest miscarriages of justice in British history. Our exclusive interviews with friends and families of victims whose murders remain officially ‘unsolved’ shine a light on the full extent and fallout of Sutcliffe’s offending and provide a powerful call for justice for the loved ones of his ‘secret’ victims.”
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