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…

REVIEW: Des (S1 E1/3)

Over the past few years, ITV has become the go-to British channel for true-crime adaptations. Everything from Little Boy Blue and A Confession to White House Farm have sought to delve deeper into cases we thought we knew but quite obviously don’t, and to present the stories behind the story. With the true-crime genre so…