When does What Makes a Murderer start on Channel 4 and what's the series about?
22nd November 2019

WHAT Makes a Murderer will see convicted killers confront their criminal pasts in a new Channel 4 documentary.

With the help of a team of professionals the murderers will discover whether they can control their unthinkable behaviour – here are the details.

When is What Makes a Murderer on?

What Makes a Murderer premieres on Channel 4 TOMORROW (Thursday, November 21, 2019) at 9pm and lasts for an hour.

Of course, each episode will be available to watch on All 4, as well as catch up channels once they have aired.

The series is made up of three episodes and follows Professor Adrian Raine and Dr. Vicky Thakordas-Desai, as they investigate a trio of convicted murders.

With the help of Dragonfly and Underwolrd, a production company which brings together programme makers and convicted ex-criminals, Channel 4 explored the lives of the three perpetrators.

What is What Makes a Murderer?

In this three-part documentary Professor Adrian and Dr. Vicky team up to take three convicted murders on a journey of self-discovery.

The experts will examine the sociological, biological and psychological factors which may have influenced their behavioural traits, actions and criminal path.

Ultimately, Professor Adrian and Dr. Vicky are investigating the culprits to determine whether they truly had control over their actions when they committed murder.

In the first episode they speak to John Massey, Britain’s longest-serving murderer, who has spent 43 years in prison for shooting dead a nightclub bouncer in 1975.

During the show Professor Adrian Raine looks for biological causes of the 74-year-olds aggressive, risk-taking and psychopathic behaviour.

Meanwhile, Vicky Thakordas-Desai makes him revisit his most painful childhood experiences to better understand his criminal decisions.

Filming for the series began in July, as Professor Raine could only shoot during the summer recess.

Underworld TV, with the help of documentary producers had conversations with more than 300 murderers, who had served time and had been released.

Initially, around 10 men and women agreed to participate but after discussions with their families some pulled out.

As a result, only three convicts have contributed to the programme, which will see their stories told in reverse.

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