A Murder In The Family (ITVX)


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Week 01 2023 : Sat 31 Dec - Fri 06 Jan

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Sat 21 Jan 2023

A Murder In the Family

Full series drop on ITVX on Thursday 5 January on ITVX

Episode 1: Cheryl Hooper
Cheryl was shot in front of her teenage daughter, outside their family home, by her abusive partner, after her daughter tried to calm him down in a chilling recorded phone call. But what led to this shocking tragedy?

Episode 2: Jennifer Cronin
Builder and father-of-two Kieran, sets fire to his mother-in-law in an ultimate act of hatred against his wife Susan. Susan watches her beloved mother burn to death in her own garden. But what caused this horrendous spiral of violence, and what could have been done to avoid it?

Episode 3: Fitzgibbons Family
One week into covid lockdown, builder Rob murders his legal secretary wife Kelly, and their two children, before turning the gun on himself. Kelly’s identical twin sister - at home 160 miles away - senses something is wrong immediately, telling her partner, “Kelly’s dead. I think Rob has killed them all.”

Series overview

Murder in the Family relives three shocking British murders as told by those closest to the tragic events, revealing the killers' motives behind their fatal acts.

From the makers of Netflix's most watched documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door, this brand new three-part series, exclusive to ITVX, tells the tragic stories of the Fitzgibbons family, Cheryl Hooper and Jennifer Cronin.

The horror of these recent high profile British murders, where the victim and perpetrator are family, delves into why the murders were committed against their own loved ones and what could possibly lead the murderers to these shocking acts of violence.

In each case, the films piece together the fatal events directly from the victim's point of view, allowing friends and family to tell their stories, placing the viewer at the centre of the emotional anguish as events unfold.

The extraordinary exclusive access to unseen archive footage illustrates the life of the victims and their devastating fate. Private text conversations, unseen police body cam footage, never before seen home videos and access to their social media channels all depict and uncover the horrendous crimes.

Each stand alone film shows how in some families' lives, behind the veil of smiling social media posts and daily texts, a true horror story is brewing. These murders aren’t ‘crimes of passion’ but premeditated acts of control, revenge and abuse, leaving behind a family blown apart.

Extraordinarily, crimes such as these are exceptionally common in Britain with around two women murdered every week by their current or ex-partner.*

A Murder In the Family is a Knickerbockerglory TV production, commissioned by ITV. Executive Producer is Jonathan Stadlen, Series Producer is Cathy Durbin and Consultant Executive Producer is Jenny Popplewell.
 

 

 


 


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