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Director: Marc Evans (Manhunt)

Producer: Ed Talfan (Hinterland)

Executive Producer: Simon Heath (Line of Duty, Bodyguard)

Writer: Nick Stevens (In Plain Sight)

Cast: Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, The Alienist), Keith Allen (Marcella), Owen Teale (Traitors)

Genres: Drama

3 x 60 mins

Brought to you by the producers of global hit Bodyguard, true crime drama Pembrokeshire Murders brings to life the extraordinary cold-case pursuit of the most notorious serial killer in Welsh history. Two unsolved double murders from the 1980s cast a long shadow over the work of the Dyfed-Powys police force. In 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins (Luke Evans, The Hobbit) decided to reopen both cases. Employing pioneering forensic methods, Wilkins and his handpicked team found microscopic DNA and fibres that potentially linked the murders to a string of burglaries committed in the 80s and 90s. The perpetrator of those crimes was nearing the end of his prison sentence, but if Steve Wilkins was right, he was also a serial killer ... Could Steve and his team unease this enough forensic evidence to charge their suspect before he was released to potentially kill again? This three-part drama unravels the painstaking detective work and cutting-edge scientific innovations – as well as a bizarre identification via a TV gameshow – that would enable Steve and his team to catch the serial killer, John Cooper. Revealing the gripping inside story of a groundbreaking case that set the standard for cold case murder investigations, Pembrokeshire Murders is based on the book by Steve Wilkins and Jonathan Hill.

It is written by Nick Stevens (In Plain Sight) directed by Marc Evans (Manhunt) produced by Ed Talfan (Hinterland) and executive produced by Simon Heath (Line of Duty, Bodyguard).

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