BBC Two Picks Up One-Off Drama ‘Murder’ To Series

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On the heels of winning the BAFTA for Best Single Drama last night, BBC Two has picked up Murder to series. There is no official word on how many episodes have been ordered for the show’s first season.

Created by Robert Jones and Kath Mattock, Murder revisits the missing moments in search of the truth. Using personal testimony, intercut with CCTV footage, flashback and forensic evidence, the protagonists speak directly to camera giving their version of events, one after the other, but where does the truth lie when the different versions don’t add up? The drama series is produced by Touchpaper TV, with Rob Pursey and Matthew Read serving as executive producers.

Speaking of the series pick up, Executive Producer Rob Pursey, said: “We have always felt that Murder had the potential to re-invent the crime series. With the new BBC commission we will strive to make that a reality. We are really grateful to the BBC for supporting this radical new drama.”

BBC Two Controller Janice Hadlow commented: “Murder was one of the most striking and distinctive single dramas on BBC Two last year and I’m delighted to see it turn into a series.”

While Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama, added: “It is testament to the talented team behind Murder that it will return to BBC Two as a series. It is a truly innovative way of telling crime stories in a unique way and illustrates how BBC Drama is the true home of Original British Drama.”