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About Once Upon A True Crime
Featuring Peter James, Denise Mina, Mark Billingham, and Douglas Skelton, Once Upon A True Crime investigates the real-life murders that inspired some of the acclaimed authors’ most famous novels.
In each episode, the writers retrace the steps of the killers and victims, taking viewers through every twist and turn in the story. With unprecedented access to experts, witnesses, and journalists that covered each case, the murders are pieced together and new, untested theories surface in an attempt to resolve mysteries that remain.
International best-seller, Peter James revisits the chilling, so-called Babes in the Wood murders in Brighton of 1986.
Brighton-born master storyteller Peter James revisits his home city where two nine-year-old girls mysteriously disappeared in October 1986 and their bodies discovered in a local park the next day. The shocking case of Karen Hadaway and NicolaFellows is one that has stuck with James and the nation to this day.
When best-friends Karen and Nicola did not return home one night, their distressed parents contacted the police, and an extensive search began to find their whereabouts. Their bodies were discovered in Wild Park by members of the community helping with the search the following day.
Suspicions soon fell on acquaintance Russell Bishop who had involved himself heavily in the search for the girls. With the help from the cases lead police investigators, James uncovers what really happened to Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows that night; how officers came to suspect Bishop as the killer, who sensationally walked free after trial.
His name resurfaced three years later, when eerily similar circumstances occurred to a seven-year-old girl who survived. This episode takes viewers on the gruelling 30-year fight for justice and one of the largest and longest-running inquests in Sussex police history.
Check out the full episode guide.