WRITTEN IN BLOOD
Saturday 21 October at 11.00 PM
NEXT EPISODES ON CBS REALITY
Crime novelist Simon Toyne investigates some of the darkest real-life crime stories which have inspired pieces of crime fiction.
Series 1, Episode 7 - Saturday 21 October - 11.00 PM
Series 1, Episode 8 - Sunday 22 October - 10.00 PM
Series 1, Episode 8 - Sunday 22 October - 2.00 AM
Series 1, Episode 8 - Wednesday 25 October - 9.00 PM
Series 1, Episode 8 - Wednesday 25 October - 1.00 AM
WRITTEN IN BLOOD COMPETITION
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WRITTEN IN BLOOD INTERVIEW
WRITTEN IN BLOOD PODCAST
Delve deeper into each episode of Written In Blood with our dedicated podcast available free from iTunes and acast. Each podcast contains more background information on the cases covered in each episode and is an indispensable companion to the series.
SERIES 1 PODCAST EPISODES
WRITTEN IN BLOOD - EPISODE 7: THE BOARDED BARN MURDERS
In this episode Simon Toyne travels to Cheshire to investigate the opportunistic crimes that took place at a remote barn house in Congleton. Husband and wife team Robert (Bob) and Carol ‘R. C. Bridgestock’ both used to work for the police and join Simon for this episode. After they turned their hand...
WRITTEN IN BLOOD - EPISODE 6: THE CHALK PIT
In episode 6 of Written In Blood, Simon Toyne talks to Elly Griffiths and investigates the tragic case of school girl Leanne Tiernan.
Sixteen-year-old school girl Leanne Tiernan was abducted whilst walking home from a Christmas shopping trip on the 26th November 2000, around 5pm. She was walking alone through Houghley Gill, an isolated and unlit path. John Taylor, 44, attacked Tiernan as she pas...
WRITTEN IN BLOOD - EPISODE 5: THE RACHEL NICKELL MURDER
In episode 5 of Written In Blood, Simon Toyne talks to Luke Delaney who was inspired by the famous murder of Rachel Nickell for his short story, Redemption of the Dead. (pictured).
On July 15th, 1992, Rachel Nickell and her two-year-old son Alex were out walking their dog on Wimbledon common, near where t...
WRITTEN IN BLOOD: EPISODE 4 - THE FACEBOOK KILLER
In this episode, Simon Toyne travels to Darlington to explore the horrific case of 'The Facebook Killer’ and talk to author Angela Clarke (pictured).
Peter Chapman committed petty crimes through his childhood. At 15 he was accused of sexual assault but the charges were dropped. Four years later, he was ...
LEARN MORE OF THE CRIMES FEATURED ON WRITTEN IN BLOOD WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE PODCASTS
New and exclusive to CBS Reality, Written In Blood looks at some of the most gripping crime thrillers written and the terrifying true crimes that inspired them.
Hosted by author Simon Toyne, he travels the country speaking to writers such as Alex Marwood, Howard Linksey and Mark Billingham, dissecting the crimes and how they were inspired by them for their books.
Each Sunday after...
WRITTEN IN BLOOD: EPISODE 3 - THE SHOE RAPIST
In this episode, Simon Toyne travels to South Yorkshire to explore the bizarre case of a man dubbed ‘The Rotherham Shoe Rapist’.
James Lloyd, a former print shop manager was the father of two and considered to be a family man and a pillar of the community. However, he would attack women from behind, take their money, drag them off, tie them up and gag them with stockings.
WRITTEN IN BLOOD: EPISODE 2 - THE CHILD KILLERS
In this episode, Simon Toyne travels to Liverpool to unravel the notorious story of the murder of James Bulger, the 2-year-old abducted and killed by two 10-year-old boys.
Bootle, Merseyside. On February 12th, 1993, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, who frequently played truant, were hanging around the Strand shopping centre after skipping school. The boys were wandering around the s...
WRITTEN IN BLOOD: EPISODE 1 - THE HONOUR KILLING
In this episode, Simon Toyne travels to South London to unravel the unbelievable story of Banaz Mahmod–a woman murdered by members of her own family.
Banaz Mahmod was an Iraqi Kurdish woman who moved to the UK at age 10. When she was 17, Banaz was forced into an arranged marriage with a significantly older man who physically and sexually abused her. When she was 19, she left him a...
INTERVIEW WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR AND THE PRESENTER OF WRITTEN IN BLOOD, SIMON TOYNE
New and exclusive to CBS Reality, Written In Blood brings fact and fiction together and is presented by bestselling thriller writer Simon Toyne. In each episode, Simon meets other top UK crime writers to discuss how their works of fiction have been inspired by real life crimes. Here Simon chats about this compelling series and his career as an author.
CBSR: Did you know from a young age th...
WRITTEN IN BLOOD - NEW AND EXCLUSIVE TO CBS REALITY IN SEPTEMBER
A new and exclusive CBS Reality Original commission has just been announced as part of our Autumn line-up, Written in Blood.
The 10 x 60min series produced by Endemol Shine North for CBS Reality brings fact and fiction together as bestselling thriller writer Simon Toyne, author of The Boy Who Saw and other titles, meets other top UK crime writers to discuss how their works of fiction...