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  • Episode:

    2 of 3

  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 07 Jan 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 02 2019 : Sat 05 Jan - Fri 11 Jan

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  • Published:

    Thu 13 Dec 2018

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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 2


Colin Sutton and his team are trying to identify the white van they have discovered from an extensive trawl of CCTV images. But there are 25,000 possible vans that need to be checked and eliminated. 


Colin is due to fly to Spain with his wife.  But Detective Sergeant Jo Brunt calls to report the team may have found the van. He cancels the trip to Spain and returns to the investigation, only to discover it is not the suspect van.  Colin turns his attention to files of witness statements taken from the public. Colin finds a statement from a former partner of Levi Bellfield, which says that Bellfield hates women, is violent and drives a white van. 


Colin mounts a surveillance operation on Bellfield, becoming deeply concerned that they need to arrest him soon to prevent him from attacking again.  Colin also discovers that Bellfield once lived close to the site of the disappearance of Milly Dowler in 2002.  He gives this information to an old colleague in Surrey police, the force who are investigating Milly’s murder.