We’ve had a few crime dramas in recent years that have dramatised real-life events – think Appropriate Adult, The Moorside, Little Boy Blue and, most recently, Manhunt – and now we have another one, thanks to the team of Jeff Pope and Neil McKay.
Stephen Merchant and Sheridan Smith are to star in The Barking Murders – a three-part story that brings to life the story of serial rapist and murderer, Stephen Port.
The Barking Murders promises to go beneath the headlines to shed new light on this story by telling it from the point of view of the families of Port’s victims, focusing on their fight to uncover the truth about what had happened to their lost sons and brothers in the face of a now widely-criticised police investigation.
Merchant will play Stephen Port, and Smith will play Sarah Sak, the mother of Anthony Walgate. Also joining the cast is Jaime Winstone as Donna Taylor, one of the sisters of Jack Taylor.
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