Emilia Fox to host Channel 4 true crime series
Staff Reporter | On 03, Jun 2020
Emilia Fox will host a new true crime series for Chanel 4.
The three-part series, with the working title In the Footsteps of Killers, will return to the scene of unsolved murders with the Silent Witness star and criminologist Professor David Wilson. It will be shot like a drama, with each episode seeing Fox and Wilson reopen a cold case.
The show will use the latest in forensic science and criminological research to shed new light on these troubling cases, looking for new leads the original investigation may have missed. Travelling to the locations of the crime, Emilia and David will interview the witnesses, suspects and friends and family of the victims, and attempt to build a picture of what exactly happened.
Fox says: “I am delighted that Alaska and Channel 4 have given David and I the chance to explore and shed light on these fascinating unsolved cases. We will use this platform to raise awareness and hopefully bring new evidence to these true crime cases which have gone under the radar.”
Wilson adds: “I am delighted to be working again with Emilia and now back on Channel 4 where in 2017 I presented the award-winning Interview with a Murderer. It’s like coming home. This series is going to take true crime in a different direction by using new criminological techniques to shine a light on unsolved cases which have for too long remained in the dark. Our goal in every episode is to get justice for the victims and I sincerely believe that is possible. This true crime is crime fact that looks like crime fiction, but we never forget that these are genuine cases that we are discussing and that real people died.”
Produced by Alaska TV, Fox and Wilson are executive producers on the show, alongside Ian Lamarra, Chris Fouracre and Paul Sommers.
The series is currently in pre-production remotely and filming is planned to start in the summer. Production will be adhering to the most up to date Government guidelines on social distancing, personal safety and filming restrictions.