LONDON – 27 March 2023 – CBS Reality, the #1 factual entertainment channel in the UK amongst women 16+, has commissioned Emporium Productions to produce a new Donal MacIntyre-fronted true crime original series, “Donal MacIntyre’s Killer Evidence”.
Renowned investigative journalist and criminologist Donal MacIntyre returns and will host this 10×60’ series to demonstrate through 10 UK and US cases, that forensics will always uncover the ‘killer evidence’ which brings murderers to justice.
Each story is told first hand by the people who were there as the investigation unfolded, from the senior investigating police officers who were first on the crime scene, to the forensic experts whose scientific knowledge helped secure conviction. “Donal MacIntyre’s Killer Evidence” also features expert commentators including leading forensic scientists Tracy Alexander, Director of Forensic Services for the City of London Police, senior forensic scientist Jo Millington, forensic psychiatrist Dr Sohom Das, digital forensic expert Andrew Sheldon, and pathologist Brett Lockyer, who guide the viewer every step of the way, examining the key pieces of evidence and how they helped catch the murderer.
Cases include that of the Camden Ripper, Anthony Hardy who killed three women: Sally White, Bridgette MacClennan and Elizabeth Valad, Stephen Nicholson’s brutal murder of 13-year-old Lucy McHugh, and Mark Brown who killed Leah Ware and Alexandra Morgan in 2021.
Sam Rowden, Vice President of Content and Production, AMC Networks International – UK, said, “We’re excited to welcome back CBS Reality favourite, Donal MacIntyre, to host the 7th series we have commissioned from Emporium Productions. We always strive to find new and intriguing formats to showcase Donal MacIntyre’s vast knowledge of the true crime genre. In this series he adds his criminology expertise alongside other top experts to provide in-depth analysis of the killer evidence”.
Emma Read, Managing Director, Emporium Productions, said, “We are thrilled to be making such a fascinating and revealing series with leading crime expert, Donal MacIntyre and our partners Rainmaker Content for CBS Reality. Hearing first hand from the men and women whose diligence and scientific expertise led to the conviction of brutal murderers thanks to their killer evidence, helps us discover the intricate detail of how cases are built. It’s also clear that what makes an international hit is the focus on the fascinating developments in forensics and that’s exactly what this series is about.’
“Donal MacIntyre’s Killer Evidence” is produced by Emporium Productions and is co-funded and distributed internationally by Rainmaker Content. Executive producers are Sam Rowden and Jess Rampling from AMC Networks International – UK.
Previous series include “Donal MacIntyre’s Click For Murder”, “Donal MacIntyre: Murder Files” and “Donal Macintyre’s Released to Kill”. “A Life in Crime: Donal MacIntyre” documentary feature is currently in production and will air on CBS Reality later this year.
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About CBS Reality:
Home to expert-led true crime, CBS Reality investigates authentic criminal cases through first-hand interviews, archive footage and key evidence. Always factual, always true.
The channel has invested significantly in original true crime programming, including ‘Murder by the Sea’, ‘The Murder That Changed Britain’, ‘The Truth About My Murder’, ‘Donal MacIntyre’s Released to Kill’, ‘Descent of a Serial Killer’ and ‘Murder: First on Scene’.
About AMC Networks International – UK:
AMC Networks International – UK (AMCNI – UK) distributes television programming throughout the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and manages a portfolio of eight channel brands, including AMC, SundanceTV and a portfolio of six entertainment channels in joint venture with Paramount Global, including CBS Justice, CBS Europa, CBS Reality, RealityXtra, Legend and HorrorXtra.
AMC Networks International – UK is a business unit of AMC Networks International, a leading producer and distributor of television channels reaching subscribers in more than 130 countries and territories and spanning a range of genres, including movie, lifestyle, entertainment and factual.
AMC Networks International is the global division of AMC Networks.
For more information, visit: www.amcnetworks.com/amc-networks-international.
ABOUT EMPORIUM PRODUCTIONS
Emporium Productions was set up in 2015 by award-winning Executive Producer and Commissioning Editor, Emma Read and leading UK independent television production company, Hat Trick.
Emporium Productions specialises in access driven popular factual programming, documentaries and reality. As a company, Emporium believes that collaboration is the key to achieving outstanding creative results.
Emporium has made several ground breaking and acclaimed access series and documentaries: 3 seasons of Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons for Netflix, a world first exclusive access series Inside The Freemasons for Sky, Talking Animals Tales from the Zoo with the world’s first conservation zoo, lifestyle series Rich House Poor House and Rich Holiday Poor Holiday, Why Do Men Earn More Than Women? And Secrets Of Your Supermarket Food for Channel 5 in the UK and 2 seasons of WW2 Treasure Hunters for History. We have also made specials for Smithsonian: Volcanoes: Dual Destruction and Nepal Quake: Terror on Everest and Harry and Meghan Royal Rebels for Lifetime. We have produced over 40 hours of crime documentaries, Murderers and Their Mothers, Click for Murder and Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files for CBS Reality and Netflix.
ABOUT RAINMAKER CONTENT
Rainmaker Content is a global content company formed to create, finance and distribute commercially appealing programming, collaborating with award-winning producers, production companies and directors who have proven track records of making high-quality premium programming for the widest audience.
For more information, visit https://rainmakercontent.com/.