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MANHUNT

  • Episode: 

    1 of 3

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 06 Jan 2019
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 02 2019 : Sat 05 Jan - Fri 11 Jan
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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Manhunt
 
Series overview
 
Acclaimed actor Martin Clunes takes the role of former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton, who tenaciously tracked down serial killer Levi Bellfield, in Manhunt, a new drama for ITV.
 
Written by Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness, Rillington Place, Strike Back) and produced by Buffalo Pictures, Manhunt is the real life story of how the murder of French student, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to the murders of Marsha McDonnell in 2003, and the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler in 2002.
 
With the full co-operation of former DCI Colin Sutton, Manhunt dramatises the hunt to find the killer.  The three-part drama follows the detailed and painstaking investigation by the former London Metropolitan police detective and his team, as they dedicated themselves to finding Amelie’s killer, and pursuing links to the other murders.
 
The producer is Jo Willett, the director is Marc Evans and the executive producer is Philippa Braithwaite 
 
Episode 1
 
On 19th August 2004 French student Amelie Delagrange is found on Twickenham Green with fatal head injuries. Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton of the Metropolitan Police is appointed as Senior Investigating Officer, tasked with leading the investigation.
 
There is no forensic evidence from the attacker at the crime scene, and no apparent motive. But there has been a spate of similar violent attacks on young women in the area. Colin suspects there could be a link to the murder of Marsha McDonnell in the previous year.
 
The police discover that Amelie’s phone last made contact with the network a short time after her death and six miles from Twickenham Green, close to the river. They now know that the killer must have taken it and left the scene in a vehicle. 
 
Colin puts a large proportion of his team onto checking CCTV from that night to try to find the vehicle, and decides to search the river by Walton Bridge.  Some of Amelie’s possessions are found, and CCTV reveals a suspicious white van close to the crime scene at the time of the attack.