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Delve deeper into the chilling true crimes, which inspired some of the world's best-selling novels. Written in Blood brings fact and fiction together, for a fascinating insight into the minds of killers and authors alike.
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Simon Toyne travels to South London to unravel the unbelievable story of Banaz Mahmod - a woman murdered by members of her own family. He's with renowned crime author Mark Billingham, who researched the case in detail when writing his best-selling book 'Love Like Blood'.
Simon Toyne travels to Liverpool to unravel the notorious story of the murder of James Bulger - the 2-year-old boy abducted and killed by two 10-year-old boys. Simon is joined by award-winning writer Alex Marwood, who researched the case extensively when writing her hit book 'The Wicked Girls'.
Simon Toyne travels to South Yorkshire to explore the bizarre case of a man dubbed 'The Rotherham Shoe Rapist'. Simon is joined by charismatic writing legend Peter James, who learned about the case and felt compelled to use it as the basis for his fictional book 'Dead Like You'.
Simon Toyne travels to England's North-East to find out about a man dubbed 'The Facebook Killer'. He's with crime author Angela Clarke, who has written a series of books inspired by crimes orchestrated on social media.
Simon Toyne travels to Wimbledon to delve into the famous murder of Rachel Nickell, a young mum walking her dog with her little boy. Simon is joined by former London detective Luke Delaney, author of 'Redemption of the Dead', a short story inspired by the case.
Simon travels to Yorkshire to investigate the abduction and murder of school girl Leanne Tiernan. Joined by author Elly Griffiths, Simon investigates a crime which shocked detectives and lead to the biggest manhunt in the force's history.
Simon Toyne travels to Cheshire to investigate the opportunistic crimes that took place at a remote barn house in Congleton. Husband and wife team Bob and Carol 'R. C. Bridgestock' both used to work for the police and join Simon for this episode.
Simon Toyne travels to Manchester to examine the gang-violence and turf wars which have shaped the criminal landscape of one of the UK's bloodiest cities. Joined by Marnie Riches, a Mancunian through and through, Simon visit the scenes of notorious crimes.
Simon travels to West London, where he explores the abduction and murder of seven year old Mark Tildesley, the inspiration behind the book 'The Bone Field' by Simon Kernick.
Simon Toyne travels north to investigate one of the most chilling folie a deux partnership of all time. Joined by Howard Linskey, author of 'The Search', they investigate the crimes committed by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, which resulted in the death of five children and the ongoing hunt for their bodies.