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CBS Reality boosts spring slate with “New Scotland Yard Files” commission

CBS Reality in the UK’s spring slate includes a new 10-part true crime series, New Scotland Yard Files, from ITN Productions, set to premiere on March 12. Boasting unprecedented access, the series ...
February 18, 2020

CBS Reality in the UK’s spring slate includes a new 10-part true crime series, New Scotland Yard Files, from ITN Productions, set to premiere on March 12.

Boasting unprecedented access, the series examines the most mysterious and intriguing murders in London. New Scotland Yard detectives share the inside stories of how they caught some of the most notorious killers.

Featuring archival footage from ITN Productions, reconstructions and interviews, each episode follows a murder investigation, and cases include the Stockwell Strangler, who targeted elderly men and women, and the murder of former pop star Michael Menson.

The series is presented by New Scotland Yard detective Peter Bleksley (pictured), and includes contributions from the journalists who covered the stories, criminologists and forensic specialists.

“The detectives we worked with gave us details of the investigations and evidence previously only seen in court, so viewers will get a unique insight into the way New Scotland Yard solved these high profile murders,” said ITN Productions’ executive producer Sarah-Jane Cohen, in a statement.

In addition, CBS Reality will bring back two returning series in March, including season two of The Real Prime Suspect on March 17, following former Met police officer Jackie Malton examining 10 murder cases; and season three of forensics series Evidence of Evil on March 18.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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