The new docuseries Killing For Love, which examines the murder case of Nancy and Derek Haysom, will air online on BBC’s documentary strand ‘Storyville.’
The (6×30) films feature interviews with Jens Soering, who confessed to the brutal murder of his girlfriend Elizabeth Haysom’s parents in 1985. However, by the time the trial came around, Soering was claiming he confessed to the murders to protect Elizabeth, who was actually the killer. Through access to the dramatic trials, love letters and interviews with those involved in the case, it attempts to get to the truth of what happened on that night.
For the first time, exclusive content for each episode will be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer, with a single film version screened on BBC Four. The launch of the online serialization of Killing For Love follows the BBC iPlayer premiere of the Oscar-winning ‘Storyville’ film, O.J.: Made in America, which won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary and is available now on iPlayer, ahead of its screening on BBC4.
“Killing For Love is a truly gripping murder mystery and I’m excited that we are not only bringing it to a BBC Four audience, but experimenting in a new way with form and sharing a special box set version on iPlayer as well,” said Cassian Harrison, channel editor, BBC4, in a statement.
“Now in its 20th year, ‘Storyville’ is well known for bringing groundbreaking films from around the world to our attention. Finding new ways of telling fascinating character-based stories and being more flexible with forms is important to us. With twists and turns throughout this remarkable and engrossing story, it’s an exciting step in contemporary storytelling and for reaching wider audiences using BBC iPlayer,” said Kate Townsend, Storyville commissioning editor, in a statement.
Killing For Love will be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer from March 7 at 5 p.m. ET/PT, while BBC4 will screen a single film version at the same time.