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Des : Dennis Nilsen

If you haven’t been gripped by the story of the arrest and trial of Dennis Nilsen, recently aired on ITV, then where have you been?

Based on the gruesome but real story of Nilsen played by a mesmerising David Tennant, the arresting officer Peter Jay and Nilsen’s biographer Brian Masters, it gives a chilling insight into the mind of a mass murdered. But was it murder or manslaughter? Three episodes leave on the edge of our seats as we find out…

ITV says: “Des will explore how a man like Nilsen was able to prey on the young and vulnerable in 1980s Britain.  The series will not only highlight the police investigation and trial but also the effect of the media coverage on public perceptions of the victims at the time, raising questions of just how far have we really come since then.”

Watch the trailer HERE and then watch it on catch up.

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