Line Of Duty’s Martin Compston to play serial killer Peter Manuel

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Line_Of_Duty__1939084aMartin Compston is now a household name – certainly with crime drama fans – thanks to his role as Steve Arnott in Line Of Duty. That series has been commissioned for a fourth and fifth series by the BBC and will move to BBC1 in due course, but in the meantime, Compston has signed up to a new series for ITV that sees him take on something a little bit different.

Compston will appear, according to The Herald in Scotland (story here), in a three-part series as American-born Scottish serial killer, Peter Manuel

This is what The Herald says about Manuel:

Six years later he committed a number of sexual attacks that resulted in a nine-year prison sentence. Manuel was later convicted of murdering seven people across Scotland between 1956 and his arrest in January 1958.

Nicknamed “the Beast of Birkenshaw” by the Scottish media, he was hanged at Glasgow’s Barlinnie Prison in 1958.

There’s more news, too – Shetland’s Douglas Henshaw will play the cop who sets out to catch him.

More news – especially a name for the show – as we get it.

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