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The Chillenden Murders 2017

Minnow Films for BBC Two  

2 x 60 minutes
Minnow Films for BBC Two

The brutal killings of Lin Russell and her daughter Megan, along with the attempted murder of 9-year-old Josie, in 1996, shocked the nation. Known as ‘The Chillenden Murders’, they led to one of the biggest manhunts ever undertaken by British police. One year later, Michael Stone, a local heroin addict and petty criminal was arrested, charged, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Almost 20 years on, Stone maintains his innocence, and questions over his conviction remain. Now, with exclusive access to the vast collection of original case files, a team of independent experts has come together to re-examine the evidence. With backgrounds in policing, forensics, law and criminology, they will attempt to shed new light on the case and uncover the truth, whatever it may turn out to be.

The Chillenden Murders

Produced and Directed by
Matt Rudge
Executive Producer
Colin Barr
Ruth Kelly
Lila Allen
Will Grayburn
Dominic Coke
Jacob Thompson
Charlotte Melville
Andrew Phillips