YORKSHIRE RIPPER: THE SECRET MURDERS
Commissioned by ITV and originally broadcast in February 2022, this documentary series investigates a string of unsolved murders and attacks for which, even after his death, Peter Sutcliffe remains a prime suspect.
Based on the book of the same name by former police intelligence officer Chris Clark and investigative journalist Tim Tate, and directed by Adam Luria, the series pieces together evidence which indicates that Sutcliffe is the perpetrator of over 20 unsolved murders and at least 5 unsolved attempted murders in England.
Across the episodes, the case is built against Sutcliffe using interviews with loved ones of victims, investigators, and eyewitnesses to the crimes. Period archive and expert interviews reveal how the attitudes of British law enforcement and the media, and the limitations of policing at the time, allowed Sutcliffe to continue killing undetected for over a decade.
In addition to dealing with the unsolved murders, the series also examines how three innocent men were the victims of some of the longest miscarriages of justice in British history after spending more than 20 years of their lives in prison for crimes where the evidence points to Sutcliffe as a prime suspect.
Directed by Adam Luria
Produced by Impossible Factual