A new four-part, true-crime drama, Deceit looks at the fallout from the shocking killing of Rachel Nickell, who was tragically murdered on Wimbledon Common, while out walking with her two-year old son in 1992 and the ensuing police investigation... one of the most controversial and catastrophic of its time.
Following its transmission on Channel 4, the gripping new series is set to arrive on digital from 4 September and on DVD 20 September 2021 and we have 10 DVD copies to win courtesy of Acorn Media International.
When BBC Crimewatch aired, witnesses identified a man often seen walking his dogs on the Common... that man was Colin Stagg. Lacking forensic evidence to link him to the crime, the Metropolitan police – pressured by the media outrage, and their obsession with justice – are determined to catch the guilty man before he kills again, and so, devise a plan to ensnare him...
Evocative, engrossing and emotive, Deceit dramatises the Metropolitan police’s controversial honeytrap operation that saw ambitious and determined undercover officer, Sadie Byrne – codenamed Lizzie James( Niamh Algar – The Virtues ) used as sexual bait, to entice the suspected killer to confess. Leading the case is a young Detective Inspector, Keith Pedder ( Harry Treadaway – The Crown ), who is under pressure to solve the case and enlists the nation’s infamous criminal profiler, Paul Britton ( Eddie Marsan – Happy Go Lucky ) to devise the undercover operation.
Deceit beckons the crucial question: who is being deceitful, and who is being deceived?