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  • Episode:

    3 of 3

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 08 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 3


Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton briefs the team in preparation for Bellfield’s arrest. But when they raid his home they can’t find him.  Have they lost him?   DS Griffiths persuades Bellfield’s frightened partner Laura Marsh to reveal that he is hiding up in the loft.  DS Griffiths searches the loft, and finds Bellfield hiding under some fibreglass roof insulation.  Finally they have Bellfield in custody. 


But they can only hold him for 72 hours. The clock is ticking, and Colin needs to charge Bellfield or release him. But Bellfield is admitting nothing.  Bellfield’s partner Laura Marsh then discloses that he has raped and abused her.  Bellfield is remanded in custody.


The team continue to investigate Bellfield’s crimes, and finally find a crucial supermarket receipt that backs up Laura Marsh’s account of Bellfield’s movements on the night of Amelie’s death.  The CPS decide there is sufficient evidence for Levi Bellfield to be formally charged with the murder of Amelie Delagrange and another attempted murder.