REVIEW Des (S1 E3/3)

The third and final episode of Des – which has been a huge critical and ratings success – entered the final phase of the case to bring Dennis Nilsen to justice. Last night, the killer’s game took a new twist when he pleaded diminished responsibility. All the prosecution now had to prove was that his…

REVIEW Des (S1 E2/3)

After last night’s superb start to this retelling of the infamous serial killer case of the early 1980s, all eyes were on Detective Superintendent Peter Jay and the killer himself, Dennis ‘Des’ Nilsen. Although Nilsen (played with superb, creepy matter-of-factness by David Tennant) was quite happy to admit to 15 killings in two suburbs of…

David Tennant to star as Dennis Nilsen in ITV drama

ITV has announced the commission of Des, a three-part drama that will follow the arrest and trial of serial killer Dennis Nilsen, known as Des. Furthermore, the infamous killer is to be played by David Tennant. Written by Luke Neal, the drama is based on material from the book Killing For Company by Brian Masters,…