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In The Footsteps Of Killers | Series 2 Preview (Channel 4)

Emilia Fox, leading criminologist Professor David Wilson, and former senior detective Dr Graham Hill investigate unsolved murder cases that have gone cold, looking for new leads that the original investigations may have missed.

The first episode of the new series looks at The Templeton Woods Murders. On a snowy night in March 1979, the body of 18-year-old Carol Lannen is found in Templeton Woods just outside Dundee.

Less than 12 months later the body of another young woman, 20-year-old Elizabeth McCabe, is also found in Templeton Woods, just 150 yards away from where Carol was discovered. Both had been strangled.

Was this the work of a serial killer? David, Emilia and Graham investigate both cases and uncover some explosive new evidence that convinces them that they know who's responsible.

Ian Lamarra, Creative Director Alaska said: “It is always great for a smaller indie to get a returning brand. This commission is all the more exciting in that the first run achieved such a reaction that many cases in series 2 are based on viewer response. At a time when PSBs are being scrutinised, things like this underline their unique and important position.”

Will Rowson, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 said: “Emilia and David are great talent and each bring their own following to the channel. The first series was stylish, purposeful and compassionate. I’m delighted to have recommissioned such a distinctive and successful title in a competitive space.”

The full series will be available to stream or download for free on All 4 after the transmission of this episode on Thursday 12th January.


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