Success: The show comes off the back of ITV’s highly-acclaimed shows White House Farm and Des – the story of Dennis Nilson [portrayed by David Tennant, pictured] and his killings between 1978 and 1983 in London, True horror: Currently the biggest manhunt in British criminal history, the search for Sutcliffe lasted five years, involved over a thousand officers and changed the way the British police worked forever [he is pictured after his capture in 1981]. The Yorkshire Ripper (the working title) will draw upon hundreds of case files, interview transcripts and police reports in an investigation archive. He hit her over the head with a hammer and slashed at her stomach with a knife. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. Executive Producer Grylls added: ‘George Kay’s beautifully nuanced scripts shines a light on a case that defined the second half of the twentieth century and continues to cast a long shadow.’. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, ITV is producing a new drama about the hunt for serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, The network recently had huge success with Dennis Nilsen drama, Des, Sutcliffe, nicknamed the Yorkshire Ripper, was the subject of a police hunt from 1975 until 1981, The 74-year-old killed 13 women and attempted to kill seven others, Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe moans about starting 40th year behind bars and claims Tories are keeping him in jail for 'revenge', Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). ‘That one fact in itself demands that any definitive drama about this case should encompass far more than just the story of a police investigation. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The drama will be based on Michael Bilton’s book Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper. This crime was previously dramatised in 2000, with another ITV series titled: This Is Personal: The Hunt For The Yorkshire Ripper. The channel had huge success with recent drama Des - about serial killer Dennis Nilsen - and now it wants to capitalise on that with a new six-episode series. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. The six-part series will depict the hunt for Peter Sutcliffe, which began in 1975, lasted several years and involved more than 1,000 officers. Most of his victims were sex workers who were mutilated and beaten to death. George said: "In a story full with eye-watering statistics, one for me has always stood out: Peter Sutcliffe rendered 23 children motherless. “This is not the story of a Ripper who hailed from Yorkshire, but the story of how Yorkshire was ripped apart.”. The six-part series is produced by New Pictures in association with all3media international for ITV and is executive produced by Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke with Kay, Whittington and Michael Bilton. Published: 12:31 BST, 21 October 2020 | Updated: 12:34 BST, 21 October 2020. A month later on August 15th, Peter Sutcliffe approached and attacked Oliv… But Biden Is Holding a Lead, Our Poll Shows. “We will focus not just on the police … but the victims, their families, those who were attacked but not believed, those whose lives were permanently changed. The six-part series will depict the hunt for Peter Sutcliffe, which began in … He was hunted for years, evading capture, before being caught in early 1981 and convicted that spring. 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It also won a BAFTA for Specialist Factual TV in 2020. He also attempted to kill seven others, and is serving 20 concurrent life sentences at HMP Frankland. The drama has been commissioned from the same producers as Des – starring David Tennant as serial killer Dennis Nilsen and – White House Farm, based on the notorious murders of the same name. The drama will be based on Michael Bilton's book Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper, and Killing Eve's George Kay has developed the scripts. Multiple videos and images claiming to show Hunter Biden in... Millionaire owner of iconic Strand Book Store in NYC pleads with public for help as revenue drops 70% during the pandemic - despite receiving... Katie Price's daughter Princess, 13, dutifully pushes her mum's wheelchair to the hair salon before snapping selfies during pamper session When he was finally caught in 1981 he was sentenced to 20 concurrent sentences of life imprisonment. 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All rights reserved. ‘His writing sensitively reveals and humanises the untold number of lives devastated by these crimes, and powerfully exposes the enduring legacy of the failings of the biggest manhunt in British criminal history. “That one fact in itself demands that any definitive drama about this case should encompass far more than just the story of a police investigation. "This is not the story of a Ripper who hailed from Yorkshire, but the story of how Yorkshire was ripped apart. Those behind the series have meticulously researched the case and drawn upon the most extensive archive of the investigation, comprising of hundreds of case files, interview transcripts and police reports, Evil: Sutcliffe went on a murder spree, killing 11 women in West Yorkshire and a further two in Manchester between October 1975 and January 1981 [pictured on his wedding day, August 10 1974], Storytellers: The series comes from those responsible for recent ITV drama White House Farm [pictured] which was based on the Bamber family bloodbath in Essex, 1985. Alleged Hunter Biden sex tapes are uploaded on Chinese video site linked to Steve Bannon The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Three men sentenced for cultivating cannabis grow in £1m Yorkshire mansion, Viral Yorkshire nine-year-old with incredible accent becomes lockdown piano star. More recently, BBC Four aired The Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story in 2019, which was a documentary featuring interviews with survivors of Sutcliffe’s attacks, and the families of those who perished. Childhood storyline explained, Emmerdale fans convinced they've solved who set up Belle Dingle for Jamie Tate, The Sister viewers 'sleeping with the light on' after 'terrifying' ghost scenes, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. “His writing sensitively reveals and humanises the untold number of lives devastated by these crimes, and powerfully exposes the enduring legacy of the failings of the biggest manhunt in British criminal history. The new telling of the story is based upon Michael Bilton’s highly praised book, Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt For The Yorkshire Ripper, and will focus on the lives of Sutcliffe’s victims, as well as the aftermath of the 13 killings, and the investigation. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. As well as the 13 women murders, there were seven others who managed to escape the killer. Casting details for the new drama are yet to be confirmed. He was arrested in January 1981 for driving with false number plates and when questioned about the murders, he confessed and said the voice of God had told him to do it. ‘We will focus not just on the police, therefore, but the victims, their families, those who were attacked but not believed, those who whose lives were permanently changed. Updated Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 12:38 pm. The murders started out in Leeds, targeting sex workers, but began to creep across the whole of the North of England, to women of all backgrounds, living in all different neighbourhoods. Off the back of their highly-acclaimed shows White House Farm – based on the Bamber family bloodbath in Essex, 1985 – and Des – the story of Dennis Nilson’s killings between 1978 and 1983 in London – the channel will tell the story of Peter Sutcliffe. Ripper: ITV has announced a new true crime drama series, The Yorkshire Ripper based on the story of Peter Sutcliffe [pictured in the 1970s]. This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). This crime was previously dramatised in 2000, with another ITV series titled: Malin Andersson flaunts her bottom in a thong in latest sexy snap, A Week Before the Election, Time Is Running Out to Vote by Mail. Currently the biggest manhunt in British criminal history, the search for Sutcliffe lasted five years, involved over a thousand officers and changed the way the British police worked forever. Off the […] Executive producer Paul Whittington said: “By placing the victims, their families and the survivors at the heart of this story, George has crafted an excavation of British social history that goes far beyond the infamy. The attack was disturbed by a neighbour and left before he was able to kill her. ITV has announced an 'eye-watering' Yorkshire Ripper drama tracking the hunt for Peter Sutcliffe from the writers of Killing Eve. Trump Wants to Pick Off Nevada. It projected the effect that the hunt had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield [Alun Armstrong] and was nominated for the Best Drama Serial BAFTA in 2001. View our online Press Pack. Peter Sutcliffe has been desperately trying to reach a woman who she claims he calls her his "darling girl" but his love letters have been returned to his cell in HMP Frankland ... 15 OCT 2020… ‘This is a vital story about class prejudice, pervasive and entrenched societal sexism and women simply not being heard that still has relevance today.’. Scribe Kay said: ‘In a story full with eye-watering statistics, one for me has always stood out: Peter Sutcliffe rendered 23 children motherless. By the late 1970s, Sutcliffe had terrorised Britain creating a national obsession of finding out the killer’s true identity. Producer Paul Whittington said of Kay’s scropt: ‘By placing the victims, their families and the survivors at the heart of this story, George has crafted an excavation of British social history that goes far beyond the infamy. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

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