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Marcel Theroux investigates The Playboy Bunny Murders for UK’s ITVX

UK streamer ITVX has commissioned two-part true crime documentary The Playboy Bunny Murders, presented by investigative journalist Marcel Theroux.

Marcel Theroux

To be produced by Soho Studios and Future Studios, the 2×60′ doc sees Theroux – younger brother of fellow documentary maker Louis Theroux – detail the unsolved murders of three young women living in London in the 1970s.

Eve Stratford, a waitress who worked at a Playboy Club and aspired to be a famous model, casino croupier Lynda Farrow and schoolgirl Lynne Weedon were all killed from 1975 to 1979 in attacks that police believed were all linked to the same mystery assailant.

Theroux attempts to shed new light on the cold cases by talking to friends and family of the victims, plus tracking down police files and key figures connected to the investigations.

The Playboy Bunny Murders was commissioned for ITV by Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of factual. The executive producers are Ian Lamarra for Soho Studios and John Farrar for Future Studios, with Melissa Mayne as series producer and Sam Miller as series director.

“This is a story that has obsessed me for years,” said Theroux. “How could a serial killer kill multiple victims in 1970s London and remain unknown? What evidence was missed? What clues were the police of the time unable to make use of?

“As witnesses reach the end of lives and memories fail, this might be the last chance to get justice for the three victims.”

Clinton-Davis said: “Marcel’s investigation promises to illuminate the dark side of 1970s Mayfair, provide an insight into the young victims and bring us closer to the truth.”

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