A+E UK orders “Measuring Evil: Britain’s Worst Killers”

Due to air on Crime + Investigation in November, the three-part series will convene a panel of experts led by criminology professor David Wilson (pictured) to determine a list of the UK's most notorious living killers.
October 8, 2015

A+E Networks UK has greenlit Measuring Evil: Britain’s Worst Killers to air on its Crime + Investigation (CI) channel next month.

Produced by ITN Productions, the 3 x 60-minute series convenes a panel of criminologists, forensic psychologists, journalists and police experts to rank Britain’s most notorious living killers.

Criminology professor and director of Birmingham City University’s Centre for Applied Criminology David Wilson (pictured) will host the show. He previously appeared in the CI series At Home with the Noonans and Murder Casebook.

He will use his ‘Murder Scale’ to measure the killers and their crimes in order to help the panel determine the answer to the question of Britain’s worst killer.

“I believe we have found a way of answering this question more criminologically, showing how the killers featured in the program are different from the vast majority of offenders who kill,” he explained in a statement.

The series will also draw upon archival footage from ITN Source, ITN Productions’ footage licensing division.

Diana Carter from A+E Networks UK is exec producing.

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