For Immediate Release:
London –Wednesday 20th May 2020 – Woodcut Media has been commissioned by Sky Crime to produce a chilling 3-part serialised documentary series The Beverley Allitt Tapes .
Currently in production, The Beverley Allitt Tapes (3 x 60’) looks at how in 1993, a shy, unassuming young nurse went on to receive 13 life sentences for the murder, attempted murder and grievous bodily harm of 13 children which took place during the space of 59 days whilst working on a ward at Grantham and Kesthevan Hospital, Lincolnshire in 1991, making her one of Britain’s most notorious female killers.
The gritty series re-examines her crimes and the impact they had on all those effected. From the investigators who brought her to justice, to the parent whose child had a very lucky escape encounter with Allitt, to the medical professionals seeking legitimate explanations for the inexplicable deaths, through to the impact on the families of the victims, as well as the survivors physically and mentally scarred by their experiences.
The Beverley Allitt Tapes features Allitt’s interview-under caution police interviews (most of which have never been heard before), and news archive of the time alongside forensic expert analysis in a bid to understand the psyche of this ruthless child killer. Witness and expert testimony also recount Allitt’s seemingly normal childhood, uncovering the warning signs: was she a victim herself or a monster destined for evil?
“We are delighted to have secured this commission with Sky Crime. When Allitt’s crimes were finally revealed, the public was stunned at how such a young paediatric nurse could commit such horrific acts. The interview tapes give fascinating insights into the mind of this enigmatic killer and drive the unfolding narratives across the three hours,” said Matthew Gordon, Executive Producer, Woodcut Media.
The Beverley Allitt Tapes was commissioned by Emily-Jayne Wilde, Scheduling Controller, Sky Witness and Sky Crime. Woodcut Media Executive Producers are Matthew Gordon and Kate Beal, whilst Katie McDougall serves as Series Producer.
About Woodcut Media:
With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media, a member of the Anthology Group of businesses, is one of the fastest growing Indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. A leading true crime producer in the UK (The Killer in My Family, How I Caught the Killer, Jo Frost on Killer Kids, World’s Most Evil Killers, The Krays: The Prison Years), Woodcut’s growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (The Secret History of World War II, Royals on the Frontline, Wings of War, the hit ‘Combat’ franchise, Combat Ships, Combat Trains, Combat Machines, Combat Machines), premium docs (Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute, Fiennes: Return to the Nile featuring Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba, The Ivy and Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen ) factual entertainment shows (World’s Greatest Palaces, How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks, Paranormal Captured, World’s Scariest Hauntings). Woodcut has secured a broad range of commissions from multiple broadcasters worldwide including Channel 5, Sky, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery, CI, etc www.woodcutmedia.com
About the Anthology Group:
The Anthology Group is made up of Anthology Studios and Anthology Theatre. Anthology Studios is currently six television and film production companies and a licensing company, all operating across the UK and internationally. Anthology Theatre is made up of a media investment fund advised by FCA regulated Anthology Advisory Partners and a theatre production company. The group combines creativity and financial expertise to develop and produce scripted and unscripted, television, film, digital and theatre content. The group was founded by Bob Benton. Hilary Strong is Group Chief Executive Officer. Carolyn Bennett is Chair of the group parent Anthology Media. http://theanthologygroup.co.uk/
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