UK factual entertainment channel CBS Reality will begin airing the documentary series Murderers and their Mothers on May 15.
The 10-part crime series is coproduced by Foxtel Australia and DRG in association with London-based Emporium Productions.
Hosted by Donal MacIntyre, the show focuses on the childhoods and maternal relationships of killers from the UK and elsewhere. It will air in two parts, with the first six episodes premiering in May and the remaining installments airing later in the year.
Each episode will be accompanied by 30-minute podcasts also featuring MacIntyre and various experts.
The murderers investigated in the first part of the series include Daniel Bartlam (‘The Coronation Street Killer’), Fred and Rosemary West (‘Killer Couple’), Jed Allen (‘The Wolverine Killer’), Harold Shipman (‘The Angel of Death’), Joachim Knychala (‘Frankenstein’) and Dennis Nilsen (‘The Kindly Killer’).
The series will also air on the Polish feed of CBS Reality in the fall.