Murder, which won Best Single Drama at last night’s BAFTAs, has been commissioned for a series by BBC Two. It is co-created by Robert Jones and Kath Mattock, written by Robert Jones and made by Touchpaper TV.
Rob Pursey, Executive Producer, Touchpaper TV, says: “We have always felt that Murder had the potential to re-invent the crime series. With the new BBC commission we will strive to make that a reality. We are really grateful to the BBC for supporting this radical new drama.”
Commissioned by Janice Hadlow, Controller BBC Two and Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama, Murder is made by Touchpaper for the BBC.
Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two, says: “Murder was one of the most striking and distinctive single dramas on BBC Two last year and I’m delighted to see it turn into a series.”
Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama adds: “It is testament to the talented team behind Murder that it will return to BBC Two as a series. It is a truly innovative way of telling crime stories in a unique way and illustrates how BBC Drama is the true home of Original British Drama.”
Writer Robert Jones together with producer Kath Mattock spent months in the public galleries of the Old Bailey researching. Using personal testimony, Murder revisits the missing moments in search of the truth. Intercut with CCTV footage, flashback and forensic evidence, the protagonists speak direct to camera giving their version of events, one after the other, but where does the truth lie when the different versions don’t add up?
BBC executive producer Matthew Read adds: “Murder set out an incredibly compelling and innovative format for telling crime stories so it’s really exciting that the team will be able to make more of them.”
Co-creator and producer Kath Mattock says: “Making Murder was a real joy – and we very much look forward to finding out what more we can do with this show.”
The executive producer for Touchpaper is Rob Pursey and Matthew Read for the BBC. Murder is made by Touchpaper TV for BBC Two.