The picturesque market towns and villages of rural Britain are famous for their charm and enjoyed by locals who appreciate the slower pace of life. However, they harbour a darker side and are the backdrop to some of the most terrible murders of recent times.
Retelling these shocking crimes from execution-style murders to crimes of passion, the programme examines all aspects of the case, from the discovery of the body through to each twist and turn of the investigation, until the perpetrator is finally caught and convicted.
Not only do we hear from the detectives who cracked the cases and the bereaved families who lost a loved one, but also from local people who reveal how the murder has changed their tight knit communities forever.
A Town & Country Murder reveals the truth behind an idyllic façade, where things are often not quite what they seem…
Series 1 premiered with an impressive 30% increase to the average audience in a prime time 9pm weekend slot.