Taking audiences inside a crime like never before.

Silent Witness star Emilia Fox and Britain’s top criminologist Professor David Wilson attempt to solve Britain’s most heinous murders in this unique true-crime series. Investigated like a documentary and filmed like a drama, In the Footsteps of Killers is a brand-new television hybrid in which an unsolved murder is solved in each episode.

Through research for her role in the hit BBC series, Emilia has become an expert in unsolved murder. David specialises in studying serial killers, their modus operandi and psychology and has assisted many police forces across the globe. In each episode, the pair investigate an unsolved British murder.

They’ll travel to and base themselves in the vicinity of the crime, reinvestigate the evidence for themselves, meeting police, victim’s relations, witnesses, journalists and experts. Crucially, they will walk the murder scene in the footsteps of the killer. Seeing the scene from the murderer and victim’s perspective, no matter how long after the crime, is critically important.

The series follows the two detectives’ ups and downs, their setbacks and their breakthroughs before they are able to reveal the name of the killer as a result of their thorough re-investigations. In the Footsteps of Killers takes audiences inside a crime like never before.

EPISODE 1: The Disappearance of the Milk Carton Kids 

EPISODE 2: The Disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh

EPISODE 3: The Murder of Rita Ellis

Season 2 coming 2022 (6 x one hour)

"Very compelling stories... I find this show fascinating." CTV NEWS TORONTO
"In the Footsteps of Killers is one of the gems on TV tonight." TV TONIGHT
“[A] crucial cold case examination.” THE SUNDAY TIMES
“Pick of the day.” THE GUARDIAN
"Best new TV to watch in June." THE LIST
"Very interesting...feels like a drama." CTV NEWS TORONTO
"What to watch this week." THE TELEGRAPH
"A unique take on true crime." CTV NEWS TORONTO
"Best shows to watch this week." THE IRISH TIMES
“Cases may go cold, but the fight for truth and justice must continue.” THE DAILY RECORD


3 x one hour




Alaska TV



Series Producer

Melissa Mayne

Executive Producers

Emilia Fox, Professor David Wilson, Ian Lamarra, Paul Sommers, Chris Fouracre

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