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The Detectives:
Murder on the Streets 2017

Minnow Films for BBC 2  

4 x 60 minutes
Minnow Films for BBC 2

This four-part series follows Manchester’s Major Incident Team over a year as they try to unravel complex cases.

In Episode 1, a burnt body is discovered in a homeless camp near the city centre. But with no CCTV and no witnesses, detectives have little to go on. As extensive forensic work is carried out at the scene, the investigation leads detectives into the world of Manchester’s young homelessness crisis. Also in this episode, a woman is the victim of a horrific petrol bomb attack and a manhunt is underway to find the perpetrator.

In Episode 2, detectives continue the investigation into the murder of homeless man Daniel Smith. And a local man in Bolton has gone missing, but with no body found the case proves to be challenging for MIT.

In Episode 3, a suspect is in custody in the case of the missing Bolton man and forensic teams searching his property have discovered traces of blood in his flat.

In the final episode, as the trial date in the murder of Daniel Smith approaches, the main suspects are pleading not guilty. With detectives and family together at court, the outcome is now in the hands of the jury.

“The access is staggering, the stories are heartbreaking and the storytelling is magnificent”
The Guardian

“This superlative series brings order to the chaos of urban crime”
The Telegraph

“It was shot like a glossy Nordic-noir drama. This fictionalised styling made the horrifying reality of the murders even more intense”
The i

The Detectives: Murder on the Streets


RTS Winner Craft & Design Awards Editing Factual, Paul Dosaj, Paul Carlin and Kevin Konak   

Craft & Design Awards
Editing Factual, Paul Dosaj, Paul Carlin and Kevin Konak 

Nominated for

Broadcast Awards Nomination - Best Documentary Series  


Best Documentary Series