ITV announces transmission date for In Plain Sight

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in_plain_sight_episode1_02_1Hold on to your hats, there’s another crime drama to get stuck into before the festive period. And just as we were winding down and starting to think about our end-of-year lists. Anyway, we’ve known for a while that Douglas ‘Shetland’ Henshall and Martin ‘ Line Of Duty’ Compston were due to star in a three-part ITV series called In Plain Sight, which was to tell the story of serial killer Peter Manuel and the copper who made it his life to catch him. Now we know when it’s going to be on our screens…

In Plain Sight is a new three-part mini-series based on the true story of Lanarkshire detective William Muncie’s quest to bring to justice notorious Scottish killer Peter Manuel. Muncie first arrested Manuel in 1946 for housebreaking, but also successfully convicted him for a string of sexual assaults. Manuel vowed revenge.Released from prison in 1955, Manuel embarked on a two-year killing spree, claiming eight lives in the close-knit communities of South Lanarkshire. He also made Muncie his Number One target audience, sending him birthday cards and leaving tantalising clues.

Manuel evaded capture for so long because he was unlike anything the local police had ever encountered: A murderer without any discernible motive whose victims were chosen at random. Muncie was the one man who had Manuel’s measure and doggedly refused to give up until Manuel was brought to justice.

Douglas Henshall (Collision, Shetland) takes the role of William Muncie whilst Peter Manuel is played by Martin Compston (Line of Duty).

Muncie first arrested Manuel in 1946 for housebreaking, but also successfully convicted him for a string of sexual assaults. Manuel vowed revenge.

Released from prison in 1955, Manuel embarked on a two-year killing spree, claiming eight lives in the close-knit communities of South Lanarkshire.

In Plain Sight: Wednesday 7th December, 9pm, ITV

 

 

 

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