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Catching A Killer: A Diary From The Grave

Series 2

Duration: 1 x 83'

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The Award Winning documentary strand ‘Catching a Killer’ returns with a chilling story of love and betrayal, featuring detailed forensics and extraordinary access to the police investigation.

When elderly teacher Peter Farquhar was found dead at home in the village of Maids Moreton in 2015, it was sad and unexpected, but no-one thought it suspicious. But 18 months later, when his neighbour, Ann Moore-Martin, also fell ill and died, the police decided to look again. The same young man, Ben Field, a would-be vicar and academic, had recently become part of both their lives, and benefitted from both their wills.

Investigating these possible murders, by delving back in time through friends and loved ones’ memories of Peter and Ben’s relationship, police discover an almost unbelievable story of love and betrayal. And through Peter’s diary, a voice from beyond the grave narrates this stranger-than-fiction tale.

What the Press Say:

The Guardian - "With truly remarkable access, Channel 4 recounted a tawdry true tale of exploitation."

The Times - "One word could describe Catching a Killer: A Diary from the Grave — exceptional. You might add two more: “extraordinary” and “riveting”. ★★★★★"

Radio Times - "truly frightening"

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