Des (TV series)
|Based on||Killing for Company by Brian Masters|
|Written by||Luke Neal (episode 1 & 2),|
Kelly Jones (episode 3)
|Directed by||Lewis Arnold|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Production company(s)||ITV Studios|
|Picture format||2:1 1080i|
|Audio format||Surround sound 5.1|
|Original release||14 September –|
16 September 2020
Des is a British three-part television drama miniseries, based on the 1983 arrest of Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen, after the discovery of human remains causing the blockage of a drain near his home. The series premiered on 14 September 2020.
|No.||Episode||Directed by ||Written by ||Original air date ||UK viewers|
|1||Episode 1||Lewis Arnold||Luke Neal||14 September 2020||TBD|
|2||Episode 2||Lewis Arnold||Luke Neal||15 September 2020||TBD|
|3||Episode 3||Lewis Arnold||Kelly Jones||16 September 2020||TBD|
The drama is the tenth in a sequence of ITV miniseries featuring notorious British murder cases of the past two centuries, following on from This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000), Shipman (2002), A Is for Acid (2002), The Brides in the Bath (2003), See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006), Appropriate Adult (2011), Dark Angel (2016), In Plain Sight (2016) and The Pembrokeshire Murders (2020).
- David Tennant as Dennis Nilsen, serial killer
- Daniel Mays as Detective Chief Inspector, Peter Jay
- Jason Watkins as biographer Brian Masters
- Laurie Kynaston as Carl Stottor
- Jamie Parker as Allan Green QC
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