Des

Des

**New Episodes Every Thursday** Starring David Tennant, Des is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous serial killers in UK history – Dennis Nilsen. Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983. He would meet and befriend these men before offering them food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat. His victims were often homeless or living off grid, having slipped through the cracks of 1980s society and were therefore welcoming of this stranger’s apparent generosity. When he was finally caught on 9 February 1983, Nilsen had murdered a total of fifteen men over a period of five years, making him Britain’s most prolific serial killer of the time.

Member Reviews

My skin is still crawling hours later! Can't wait for the next episode brilliant acting from all the characters!

micangelo
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18 hours ago

Thank you, David! You are a talented, gifted, intelligent actor. Superb job well done!

Patterson
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a day ago

It's remarkable that Tennant is not an international star, he's incredible. Hate having to wait for next episode.

stylevegas
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a day ago

This is a winner. Authentic, realistic, horrifying, it depicts the grim condition of life in the streets as a consequence of drugs and social deterioration. Tennant is marvelous.

roxierosa
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3 days ago

I hardly recognize David Tennant. His acting is superb. This is gripping and frustrating at the same time, the lack of resources at that time made the police work so difficult, it shows what true detectives they were.

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4 days ago