Murder by the Sea is presented by author Geoffrey Wansell
Just a quick reminder that Murder by the Sea begins on CBS Reality this evening (10pm).
I’m one of the talking heads on this episode, which is about the little-known serial killer Stephen Akinmurele. I think this is a strong opener to the series because of the strength of experts and witnesses the film team uncovered.
These include clinical forensic psychologist Profressor Mike Berry, who I met in February during filming of the Nude Murders documentary that the BBC is currently making. He is very knowledgeable about serial killers.
He talks about how unusual it was that such a young man – Akinmurele had killed five elderly people by his early twenties – should be active so early in life.
A sad and disturbing case that finally gets some attention in this revealing programme.
Last resort – crime author Geoffrey Wansell presents Murder by the Sea
Oh, we do love to be beside the seaside. Beaches, piers and perhaps a summer romance…
But Britain’s resorts do have a dark side, and this is explored in a series starting this month. Murder by the Sea is a six-part documentary on CBS Reality.
I got a bit of an insight into the series and the cases featured when I was invited to be interviewed on it.
Crimewriter Geoffrey Wansell
Presented by crime author Geoffrey Wansell, the first case looked at is Stephen Akinmurele. It’s an intriguing but chilling story.
Akinmurele is a little known case, because he killed himself before he could be tried. He is Britain’s most prolific young serial killer, having been charged with murdering five elderly people between 1995 and 1998. Some of these were committed in Blackpool.
I’ve seen the opener and will preview it in full shortly.
• Murder by the Sea starts on CBS Reality on 21 May at 10pm