True crime fans are in for some interesting viewing next Monday as ITV broadcast the brand new documentary about two of Britain’s most famous female criminals – Rose West and Myra Hindley.
Rose West and Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald is a 60 minute programme exposing their most chilling prison secrets.
Hindley was considered the most wicked woman in Britain for killing five children in the 1960s with her lover Ian Brady.
Known as the Moors Murders, it is one of the most notorious criminal cases in the UK.
West was found guilty of 10 equally gruesome murders, including her own daughter, with her husband Fred.
On October 22 1995 West was found guilty, sentenced to life imprisonment, and sent to HMP Durham.
The H “Hell Wing” held Britain’s most dangerous female prisoners, including IRA terrorists, sex offenders and arsonists.
Also at HMP Durham was Hindley, who had been sentenced to two concurrent life sentences in 1966 at the age of 23.
The documentary will take a deep look at how West and Hindley grew close in jail, with the help of exclusive contributors.
Viewers will hear about how they bonded over their similar crimes and had an affair, which cooled as they became rivals to be “prison royalty”.
The programme will also look at how Hindley continued to manipulate people from prison – similarly to how she deceived the children she abducted.
The murderess even managed to persuade a prison guard who was a former nun to help her escape.
Meanwhile, West continued to demand favours of her children.
She even tried to control their lives from behind bars, and still displays terrifying flashes of rage.
The documentary comes after ITV had fans gripped this week with it's new drama Des, which followed the life of sadistic serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who was played by David Tennant.
Des is so far ITV's biggest drama of the year, raking in an average of 5.4million viewers.
Rose West and Myra Hindley: Their Untold Story with Trevor McDonald will air on Monday, September 21 at 9pm on ITV
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