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A stand-alone documentary pieced from family archive and police footage explores the story behind one of the UK’s most high profile domestic violence murders. 

ITVX / Knickerbockerglory TV

Commissioner: Kate Teckman 

Senior Story Editor: Kate Hampel

Consultant Exec: Jenny Popplewell

Showrunner: Cathy Durbin  

Lead Editor: Fergal McGrath   

Producer: Lindsay Konieczny

My role was researching the extensive personal archive and police archive as well as scripting , producing and directing the edit to final post. 

Cheryl Hooper is shot dead by her husband. Using shocking police evidence and intimate family footage, episode one of this victim-led documentary explores how and why this happened.
Each stand alone film in this new true crime series investigates three shocking murders, where the victim and perpetrator are family, telling stories of ordinary relationships that take extraordinary and ultimately tragic turns.
Using found footage – from victim’s social media videos and police bodycam film, text messages or call recordings, each story is pieced together from the victim’s point of view, without voiceover, allowing the victim, friends and family to tell their stories in their own immediate and intimate way.

From Knickerbockerglory TV, the makers of Netflix’s most watched documentary, American Murder: the Family Next Door, this new series for ITVX provides a vivid insight into the nature of murders committed within families and the impact on those left behind.

As the series will show, in some family’s 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 or revenge, leaving behind a family blown apart.


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