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Filmed in Bristol: Murder in the Carpark begins tonight on C4

Filmed in Bristol: Murder in the Carpark begins tonight on C4

A new three-part series for Channel 4 exploring the most investigated unsolved murder in the history of the Metropolitan Police, begins tonight after filming in Bristol and North Somerset in 2017.

Murder in the Carpark (credit: Channel 4)

Produced by Bristol production company Indefinite Films, Murder in the Car Park looks at the brutal murder of Private Investigator Daniel Morgan, who was killed with an axe in the carpark of a south London pub on 10th March 1987. There were no witnesses. Filming took place at locations across the city, assisted by Bristol Film Office.

Murder in the Carpark is produced by Bristol-based factual drama and documentary producer Kate Cook, whose other credits have included factual film The Cure (Channel 4) based on Julie Bailey’s real-life campaign to reform the NHS, award winning Channel 4 drama The Interrogation of Tony Martin starring Steve Pemberton and Daniel Mays, and indie feature Leave to Remain. Kate is also cofounder of Bristol Screen Producers, a new alliance of producers and executive producers that aims to seek out new and emerging talent and strengthen the region’s ability to land commissions and encourage production.

Shooting factual drama presents a number of challenges when trying to balance budget limitations, whilst staying faithful to the original story. Murder in the Car Park had 11 days to shoot sequences spanning three decades – Bristol offered us all the locations we needed as well as a fantastic crew who really got behind the project. Realising Bristol’s potential is what inspired Bristol Screen Producers, in the hope we can generate more narrative work locally.

Kate Cook, Indefinite Films

Four years in the making, the series will tell the incredible story of the unsolved murder which over the decades has involved accusations of police corruption, the tabloid press, covert operations, the phone hacking scandal and asks how, with millions of pounds in public money spent, has no one ever been brought to justice for this heinous crime?

Murder in The Carpark begins Monday 15th June, 9pm on Channel 4.