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CBS Reality orders Donal MacIntyre crime series

UK factual entertainment channel CBS Reality has commissioned a true crime series from Donal MacIntyre. Produced by Emporium Productions, Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files (10 x 60, pictured) will be hosted by the ...
January 10, 2018

UK factual entertainment channel CBS Reality has commissioned a true crime series from Donal MacIntyre.

Produced by Emporium Productions, Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files (10 x 60, pictured) will be hosted by the Irish investigative journalist and criminologist as he examines some of the most infamous crimes in recent years.

Through first-hand experiences, MacIntyre will take the viewer through the crime, setbacks in solving each case and the turning point that eventually closed it. Each episode of the crime series will utilize dramatic reconstruction, archive, police tapes and an in-depth interview with the key detective who solved the case.

Cases featured in Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files include the murder of Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in southeast London in April 1993; and the case of Rimas Venclovas, or the ‘Sat Nav Killer’, who killed his ex-wife in the UK and drove her body to Poland in the back of a van.

The CBS Reality Original series will premiere Feb. 28 at 10 p.m.

Also premiering on CBS Reality next month is a one-off documentary dealing with domestic violence.

Uncovering Intimate Partner Abuse from Peninsula Television will look to explore the varying elements of domestic abuse, including coercion and stalking, that sees two UK women on average murdered at the hands of a partner or ex-partner every week.

The special will also discuss the impact of domestic violence on society, new laws that are being implemented in the UK, and the increasing level of support available to victims and their families.

Featured in the film are first-person accounts from survivors of abusive relationships, as well as insight from criminologists, leading experts in domestic homicide, and charity workers who support the victims and their families.

Uncovering Intimate Partner Abuse debuts at 10 p.m. on Feb. 7 across CBS Reality.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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