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Des

David Tennant portrays one of the most infamous and prolific serial killers in UK history, Dennis Nilsen, in a chilling true-crime drama told through the eyes of a detective, a biographer and Nilsen himself.

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    Season 1, Episode 1

    16L A grisly discovery alerts police to a serial killer. DI Peter Jay is stunned when meek civil servant Dennis 'Des' Nilsen freely admits to killing multiple men without knowing why.

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      16L A grisly discovery alerts police to a serial killer. DI Peter Jay is stunned when meek civil servant Dennis 'Des' Nilsen freely admits to killing multiple men without knowing why.

      16L As the police continue to question Des about his crimes, forces from on high threaten to bring their case to a premature close. Meanwhile, biographer Brian Masters begins a dangerous game with Nilsen.

      ML Series Finale: As the trial approaches, Jay and Brian reflect on their involvement in the investigation and the impact they've had on Des, realising that regardless of their influence everything will be decided, as it always is, by a jury.