See No Evil: The Moors Murders tells the story of the Moors Murders, which were committed during the 1960s by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, from the view of Hindley's sister Maureen Smith and her husband David.
Runtime: 90 minutes
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See No Evil: The Moors Murders is a two-part British television serial, directed by Christopher Menaul, produced by Granada Television and broadcast on ITV on 14 and 15 May 2006. The serial tells the story of the Moors murders, which were committed during the 1960s by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, from the view of Hindley's sister, Maureen Smith, and her husband David. The serial is the first known dramatisation of the notorious killing spree, and it was produced to mark the 40th anniversary of Hindley and Brady's trial. It was made with the full backing of the victims' families, and was based on two years of research. Writer Neil McKay based the story on the gathered research; which included interviews with detectives, relatives of the murdered children, and Hindley's brother-in-law David Smith. The only murder which featured was that of 17-year-old Edward Evans at Hindley and Brady's house in Hattersley. However, the investigation into the disappearance of the four other victims is mentioned on several occasions, particularly that of twelve-year-old John Kilbride. The production won the BAFTA for Best Drama Serial at the 2007 ceremony, and was released on DVD on 7 July 2008, having received a pre-release in North America on 29 April.
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Broadcast: 14 May 2006. Viewers — 6.52 million. The story begins in 1964. Married teenagers David and Maureen Smith have recently become parents to a baby girl called Angela. When the child dies of cot-death at the age of six months, Maureen turns to her older sister, Myra, for comfort, and David finds friendship in Myra's boyfriend, Ian Brady. David and Maureen know nothing of the secrets harboured by Brady and Hindley. Shortly after the tragedy, Hindley and Brady move with Hindley's grandmother Ellen Maybury, to a new council house: 16 Wardle Brook Avenue, on the Hattersley estate near Hyde, Cheshire. In the meantime, members of the local police force are seen discussing the possible fate of several missing children. These include Lesley Ann Downey, a 10-year-old girl who vanished in Ancoats on Boxing Day 1964, and John Kilbride, a 12-year-old boy who went missing in Ashton-under-Lyne in November 1963. The consensus among the police is that Lesley was murdered by her step-father, while they are aware of similar allegations (without substance) by members of the public against the father of John Kilbride over the fate of his missing son; although the police have no evidence to charge anyone in connection with the disappearance of either child. At least one police officer believes that the same person is responsible for the fate of both missing children, who disappeared within a few miles of each other, but his theory is rubbished by a colleague. On the evening of 6 October 1965, David Smith witnesses a horrific murder at Brady and Hindley's house; the victim is a 17-year-old, Edward Evans. After the murder, and fearing for his own life, David helps clean up the mess and stays at the house until the early hours of the morning. When he returns home and tells Maureen about the crime, she finds his story hard to believe. In the morning, however, the couple go to the police, and Brady is arrested. Brady admits to the murder of Evans but insists that Smith was a willing accomplice. Hindley, meanwhile, is not arrested and remains at liberty for the time being.