CBS Reality has announced a line-up of new expert-led, true crime original programming for the autumn, including premiering series The Truth About My Murder, from Yeti TV, and Wrongly Accused, from Monster Films.

Using a new approach, Wrongly Accused will document five cases, each told over two hours, with the first hour dedicated to the events that led to the wrongful conviction and the second hour on the subsequent investigation which brought the real killer to justice.

Hosted by criminal injustice campaigner and journalist, Louise Shorter, the series features exclusive interviews, supported by dramatic reconstructions and expert-led opinion.

The series was produced by Monster Films and will premiere on Tuesday, 15th November at 10pm.

The Truth About My Murder (10×60’) is hosted by forensic pathologist and author, Dr Richard Shepherd, who has worked on some of the most high-profile cases of recent times and performed over 23,000 autopsies throughout his career. Using new digital technology, Dr Shepherd uncovers the truth behind the crimes as told through the victims’ bodies.

The series was produced by Yeti Television and will premiere on Wednesday, 22nd September at 10pm.

The slate also includes season seven of Murder by the Sea (known internationally as Coastal Killers). The ten-parter sees crime historian and author Dr Nell Darby reprise her role as the host as she investigates further cases of seaside murders, including a case which involves Craig Belcher, who attacked and killed a member of Humberside Police; the murder of a biker gang member in Brighton; and Herbert John Bennett, who strangled his young wife in Yarmouth.

The new episodes were also produced by Monster Films and will debut on CBS Reality on Tuesday, 6th September at 10pm.

Building on CBS Reality’s original strategy in Poland, two new locally produced original true crime series, Always Upholding the Law and A Crime Without a Body will also air in Poland later this year.

In Poland, two-part docuseries Always Upholding the Law (2×60) tells the story of the disappearance of a police officer after he intervened in a robbery at a time when he was off duty. The documentary is a study of how meticulous, dedicated work can bring about an unexpected resolution, all thanks to a very small and unassuming piece of evidence.

Produced by Blueberry Media, Always Upholding the Law will premiere on CBS Reality in Poland on Saturday, 13th August at 10pm.

The second original production, A Crime Without a Body (5×60), analyses murder cases in which the key piece of evidence – the body – is disposed of by the perpetrators. The investigators and prosecutors interviewed for the series share their expertise and experiences.

Produced by Jake Vision, A Crime Without a Body will premiere on CBS Reality in Poland this autumn.

Sam Rowden, vice president of Content and Production, CBS Channels, said: “We are very pleased to announce these fantastic new originals focusing on bringing true crime to our audiences in new and intriguing ways, and with the strongest production companies in this genre, all of which continue to position CBS Reality as the home of expert-led true crime programming.”

Pippa Considine

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