BBC Bible John Drama In Works From ‘Crime’ Producer Buccaneer – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: The BBC is creating a drama collection about Bible John, one in every of Britain’s most infamous unidentified serial killers.

The as-yet-untitled present is known to be in early-stage growth with the BBC drama division. Buccaneer Media, which produces the likes of Irvine Welsh adaptation Crime and Paramount+ collection The Burning Girls, is behind the event. The Pembrokeshire Murders scribe Nick Stevens was writing however is now not connected, we perceive.

Nicknamed on account of his repeatedly quoting from the bible and condemnation of adultery whereas within the firm of his closing sufferer, Bible John is believed to have murdered three younger ladies – Patricia Docker, Jemima MacDonald and Helen Puttock – between 1968 and 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland.

He has by no means been discovered, though a number of suspects have been linked to the case, together with convicted serial killer and rapist Peter Tobin, however this was ultimately disproved by DNA proof.

The case has attracted a lot media consideration lately because the fiftieth anniversary of the murders was reached, largely from the BBC. A prolonged BBC Sounds podcast, Bible John: Creation of a Serial Killer, launched in 2022 and the yr prior BBC Scotland broadcast two-part documentary The Hunt For Bible John. Four books have additionally been written in regards to the case.

True-crime dramas on serial killers have proved in style lately, with Netflix’s Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story proving successful for the streamer and in addition successful a BAFTA TV Award, whereas Zac Efron starred in a Netflix film about Ted Bundy titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. One of the BBC’s hottest drama collection final yr was Sarah Phelps’ The Sixth Commandment, a Timothy Spall-starring drama based mostly on the homicide and tried homicide of two church goers in center England.

The BBC declined to touch upon the Bible John growth.


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