Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.
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 Janet Leach (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Fred West (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Detective Superintendent John Bennett (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Detective Constable Hazel Savage (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Rosemary West (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mike (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Detective Constable Darren Law (2 episodes, 2011)
Gerard Horan ...
 Howard Ogden (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mae West (2 episodes, 2011)
James McArdle ...
 Stephen West (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Josh (2 episodes, 2011)
Sophie Downham ...
 Jade (2 episodes, 2011)
Paula Williamson ...
 Kirsty Stephens (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Male Journalist (2 episodes, 2011)
Heather Tobias ...
 Ruth (2 episodes, 2011)
Steve Scott ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Detective Constable (2 episodes, 2011)
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Part 1:- Trainee social worker Janet Leach is asked by Gloucester police to be the appropriate adult at the interrogation of a simple-minded suspect. He is Fred West, who, with his wife Rosemary, is accused of killing their daughter and burying her in their garden at 25, Cromwell Street. West claims the death was accidental and his wife knew nothing of it. However grisly details gradually come to light and West owns to nine other murders, of girls who stayed at his house. Janet soon finds herself intimidated by the intensity of the situation, gutter press approaches to which her bi-polar husband succumbs and the foul-mouthed threats of Rosemary West. But just as disturbing is the rapport which Fred believes he has with her, terming her his only friend and confessing to her things he will not tell the police. Written by don @ minifie-1

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An evil man, an ordinary woman - an extraordinary true story.

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The photos of the victims on the police investgation board, were not of the actual victims of Fred and Rose West. See more »

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Disclaimer in opening titles: "This is a true story. What follows is based on extensive research, interviews and published accounts. Some scenes have been created for the purposes of dramatisation." See more »

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Intelligent and thoughtful
16 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A lesser production about the West's story would have probably gone for Se7en style moods and grisly gory details. A horror.

Fortunately, and far more rewardingly for any engaged viewer, the story focuses on a human relationship story whilst allowing the imagination to piece together events in the background.

The dynamics of the relationship are fascinating, more-so because they are true. In the final analysis, that Janet (the appropriate adult) allowed herself to be manipulated and seduced by Fred West is a chilling illustration of the true nature of what we are dealing with here. The thought that this same psychological treatment would have led countless others into his trust, and ultimately their deaths, is far more terrifying in its cold reality than any conscious attempts at "horror" could have been.

Janet doesn't only represent the victims but also the vast majority of normal human beings - vulnerable to emotional needs, a willing and optimistic mindset, and the inability to always separate imagination from reality.

A very fascinating angle on a difficult subject.


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