The Pembrokeshire Murders: ITV release thrilling trailer
The Pembrokeshire Murders follows the journey of the Dyfed Powys police in Wales in tracking down a brutal serial killer, 20 years after the crimes were committed. The ITV drama is based on the true-crime brook Catching the Bullseye Killer which was written by senior Investigating Officer Steve Wilkins and ITV news journalist Jonathan Hill. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know to watch The Pembrokeshire Murders.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Pembrokeshire Murders.
In 1985, siblings Richard and Helen Thomas were killed and four years later, so were Peter and Gwenda Dixon.
The two double murders cast a shadow on the police force but in 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins (played by Luke Evans) decided to reopen the cases.
With the development of forensic science now on their sides, Wilkins and his team were able to find DNA which linked the murders to a string of burglaries committed in the 1980s and 1990s.
To their surprise, the perpetrator for the robberies, who was then soon suspected of being the Welsh serial killer, was nearing the end of his prison sentence.
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The notorious killer who had been imprisoned for the burglaries was John Cooper (Keith Allen).
But the real problem was trying to find the evidence to pin the murders which took place two decades ago on him.
Cooper got the name the Bullseye Killer as he appeared on the famous television game show in 1989.
Wilkins used the clips from the show as evidence, comparing it to a sketch of a suspect from the Dixons’ murder.
How many episodes are in The Pembrokeshire Murders?
The Pembrokeshire Murders will start tomorrow, Monday, January 11, at 9pm on ITV.
The thrilling mini-series is going to be made up of just three episodes.
These are going to be around one hour long with the series being shown over three consecutive nights.
So the finale of The Pembrokeshire Murders will air on Wednesday, January 13.
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This means there will be no waiting each week to find out what happens next.
The entirety of the series is also going to be available to watch on free streaming service the ITV Hub.
Starring in the lead role of Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins is Beauty and the Beast actor Luke Evans.
Meanwhile, portraying the villainous John Cooper will be The Others actor and singer Lily Allen’s father Keith Allen.
Talking about filming the drama, Welsh actor Evans said: “We filmed in a wonderful part of Wales and it was great to use my own accent for the first time in years.
“My mum and dad came down to visit me and because I was living in such a nice house on the edge of a cliff, they stayed the whole time, so I got some good home-cooked food.
“It was great because I miss being home very much. I’ve lived in London since I was 17 but I have a very close connection to my family and to Wales.”
The Pembrokeshire Murders starts on Monday, January 11, at 9pm on ITV.
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