DIRECTOR: Stephen Butchard
NOTABLE APPEARANCES: Sarah Lancashire, Jaime Winstone, Juliet Aubrey
DATE OF RELEASE: 25th-27th April 2010
CHANNEL BROADCAST: BBC One
KEY THEMES/ ISSUES: Prostitution, murder
Air date: 25 April 2010
This episode focuses on Anneli Alderton, her mother and brother, while also introducing the other women and their families in the weeks leading up to their disappearances and deaths.
Air date: 26 April 2010
The discovery of two bodies in quick succession brings fear and panic to the streets of Ipswich.
Air date: 27 April 2010
Two bodies, thought to be those of Annette Nicholls and Paula Clenell, are discovered. This episode focuses on how their families coped with the unfolding tragedies and learn how, seventeen days after the discovery of the first victim, the police finally closed the net on the murderer.
The serial won particular praise for choosing to tell the story from the point of view of the victims and their families rather than from a police perspective.