In 1983 Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen is arrested after the discovery of human remains which have blocked a drain near his London home.




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Series cast summary:
David Tennant ...  Dennis Nilsen 3 episodes, 2020
Daniel Mays ...  Peter Jay 3 episodes, 2020
Jason Watkins ...  Brian Masters 3 episodes, 2020
Ron Cook ...  DSI Geoff Chambers 3 episodes, 2020
Barry Ward ...  DI Steve McCusker 3 episodes, 2020
Faye McKeever ...  Linda Jay 3 episodes, 2020
Ben Bailey Smith ...  DC Brian Lodge 3 episodes, 2020
Bronagh Waugh ...  Charlotte Proctor 3 episodes, 2020
Jay Simpson ...  DS Chris Healey 3 episodes, 2020
Alex Bhat ...  DS Jones 3 episodes, 2020
Joel Morris ...  Tim Wells 3 episodes, 2020
Andy Jaye ...  News Correspondent 3 episodes, 2020
Chanel Cresswell ...  Lesley Mead 2 episodes, 2020
Jonathan Coy ...  Professor David Bowen 2 episodes, 2020
Oscar Garland ...  Juan 2 episodes, 2020
Cal MacAninch ...  Neil Sinclair 2 episodes, 2020
Neil Edmond ...  Clerk of the Court 2 episodes, 2020
Ross Anderson ...  Douglas Stewart 2 episodes, 2020


In 1983 Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen is arrested after the discovery of human remains which have blocked a drain near his London home.

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David Tennant's casting and uncanny physical resemblance to serial killer Nilsen was praised by many commentators. The role was a significant contrast to earlier perceptions of Tennant, who was considered more of a sex symbol in previous roles such as the Doctor in Doctor Who. See more »

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Fantastic performances drive this true life story
17 September 2020 | by dootmootSee all my reviews

David Tennant leads a cast that all give really great performances. It's hard to stop watching them as they are talking about such gruesome things, but the acting is so well done you find yourself stunned. Infact, as long as you don't mind a slow burning, show or film that's really based on the actors playing off eachother (in this true story about a horrific serial killer in Britain during the end of the 1970s and into the 1980s), tou should enjoy it.

But if you get bored easily, you may not be able to enjoy this as much as others. That said, I'd definitely recommend it to most anyone.

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