The Lovers Who Killed Children


MA ratingThe Lovers Who Killed Children
Part of Serial Killer Sunday


In the early 1960s Ian Brady and Myra Hindley killed for the first time. It was the start of a horrific child killing spree that shocked and scandalised Britain. They have been front page news ever since. Ian Brady fantasised about committing the perfect murder. He wanted to keep possession of his victims – dark secrets in shallow graves on the moors above Manchester. In this documentary, we hear for the first time, Myra Hindley’s version of events, recorded from a prison cell. We reveal the photographic system that Ian Brady used to celebrate the killings. We ask whether these photographs suggest a new, secret burial site and whether they hold the key to finding the grave of twelve-year-old Keith Bennett, still missing after half a century.