Rose West & Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald
Blink Films for ITV
Editor: Tanya Trochoulias
As part of ITV’s Crime and Punishment series, this revealing documentary focuses on the untold story of Britain’s two most infamous female criminals; Myra Hindley and Rose West – the only two women to ever receive life sentences.
Moors murderess Myra Hindley was considered the most wicked woman in Britain for killing five children in the 1960s, with her lover Ian Brady. West was found guilty of ten equally terrible murders, with her husband, Fred West, including killing her own daughter.
Sir Trevor McDonald shares the story of West and Hindley’s relationship and sheds light on their psychology and criminal behaviour while they were both incarcerated in HMP Durham, alongside Britain’s most serious female prisoners, including IRA terrorists, sex offenders, and arsonists.
With a host of exclusive contributors, including former Category A prisoners, the programme reveals how West and Hindley grew close in jail, bonding over their similar crimes, then had an affair, which cooled as they became rivals to be ‘prison royalty’.
Editor Tanya Trochoulias said: ‘While the subject matter was horrific, it was a privilege to work with such a small and dedicated team to bring a fresh take on some of the worst crimes in British history.’
Airing on ITV, Monday 21st September at 9pm. Don’t miss it!