The writer of Appropriate Adult, the ITV drama starring Dominic West as the serial killer Fred West, to be broadcast on Sunday, has defended his decision to tackle the Cromwell Road murders.
"I work on the principle that those subjects that are the most difficult are those you should most look at," said Neil McKay. "That goes for all aspects of life – but it is one of the prime purposes of drama, and has been since the Greeks invented it.
"You could say 'Let's leave it to the criminologists and newspapers' … but I say that drama has as much right to engage with it has any other medium."
McKay, who also wrote the Bafta-winning See No Evil about the Moors Murders and Channel 4's Mo, starring Julie Walters, has told the story of