London, 23rd June 2020: A+E Networks® UK has commissioned a brand-new eight-part true crime series, Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh for Crime + Investigation®. The series is produced by leading true crime producer Woodcut Media and is scheduled to air in the UK on Crime + Investigation® this Autumn.
Hosted by former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh, Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh explores cases of innocent people murdered in their own homes by someone they thought they could trust and, in some cases, had known for many years. The series delves into the stories of those that unknowingly opened their door to evil with tragic consequences, as told through the eyes of those they left behind.
Each case is supported by testimony from friends and family of the victims as well as a number of the detectives, police officers and forensic experts who worked on each case. With crime scene photographs and specially-shot filming at each location, helping to retrace the steps of the murders, each episode will provide a full 360 degree perspective of the intricate investigations in each case and, ultimately, aim to reveal the motives for the murders.
The eight-part series has been ordered by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK, and Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent at A+E Networks UK. Koulla Anastasi brokered the deal on behalf of Woodcut Media. Four of the episodes are set to premiere later this year, with the second tranche of four, in 2021.
Diana Carter said: “We’re thrilled to collaborate with the great team at Woodcut Media on this project. Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh tells these important stories from new perspectives and breathes life into what, for many, was a passing newspaper headline, but which has left scars and fissures for those involved which endure to this day.”
Executive Producers for Woodcut Media are Matthew Gordon and Koulla Anastasi, with Guy Templeton (Heists, A Town and Country Murder Season 3) as Series Producer.
Matthew Gordon said: “We are delighted to be teaming-up again with A+E Networks and Crime + Investigation to produce a series that highlights some truly harrowing cases these individuals could never
have foreseen. Sensitivity surrounding the victims’ family and friends has also been paramount during filming in order to relay these stories in their raw form, to create compelling viewing but with integrity.”
About Crime + Investigation:
Crime + Investigation® opens the door to the complex, compelling world of real crime, taking viewers on a journey in pursuit of truth, justice and a better understanding of criminal behaviour. Each journey is personal and emotional, telling the story through investigators, experts and those most affected. The channel is home to top-rating series such as Crimes That Shook Britain, Britain’s Darkest Taboos, Homicide Hunter and Cold Case Files. CI is available in more than 50million households in 18 languages.
About A+E Networks UK:
A+E Networks® UK, a joint venture between Hearst and Sky, is a leading media network reaching 58 million homes across 100 countries. With our global portfolio of popular, high-performing and creative brands – HISTORY®, Crime + Investigation®, Lifetime®, HISTORY2® and UK free to air BLAZE® – we have entertained and inspired audiences for over 20 years; telling the stories that need to be told. Our award-winning factual and entertainment content includes global hit franchises like Forged in Fire and Born this Way, must see dramas Knightfall and Vikings as well as original local commissions including: Al Murray’s Why Does Everyone Hate the English and Murdertown with Katherine Kelly (UK), Married at First Sight (Africa) and The Hunt for Baltic Gold (Poland). We complement our programming with innovative talent-led exclusive digital content and top-rated podcasts. We currently partner with over 360 operators broadcasting throughout the Nordics, Benelux, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We have offices in London, Warsaw, and Johannesburg.
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 (Royals on the Frontline, Wings of War, the hit ‘Combat’ franchise, Combat Ships, Combat Trains, Combat Machines, Combat Machines, Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen), premium one-off and talent led docs (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 and The Ivy) 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 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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