Murder in the Carpark: Channel 4 to explore Daniel Morgan murder in new series
James R | On 10, Jun 2020
Channel 4 is continuing its investment in the true crime genre with Murder in the Carpark, a series investigating the 1987 murder of Daniel Morgan.
On 10th March 1987 the private investigator was brutally murdered with an axe in the carpark of a south London pub. There were no witnesses. Now, this three-part documentary produced by Indefinite Films will explore the most investigated unsolved crime in the history of the Metropolitan Police – a case that has cost £30,000,000 but remains unexplained 33 years later.
Four years in the making, the series will tell the incredible story of an unsolved murder which over the decades has involved accusations of police corruption, the tabloid press, covert operations, the phone hacking scandal and asks how, with millions of pounds in public money spent, no one has been brought to justice for this heinous crime.
Based on thousands of pages of documents, court testimony and often contradictory interviews, the series uses dramatic reconstruction, archive footage, and detailed interviews from many of the key people. For the first time ever Morgan’s business partner, Jonathan Rees, ex-Metropolitan police detective Sid Fillery and Rees’ former brother-in-law Glenn Vian will collectively give their accounts. These three men who have found themselves under investigation for over three decades, they will give their accounts from the time of the murder, and in the years following, as police investigations unravelled again and again.
Daniel’s brother Alastair Morgan, who has been campaigning alongside his family tirelessly for the truth, will also describe what it’s been like for the Morgan family. With an Independent Inquiry established by parliament set to report in the next months, will there ever be justice?
Murder in the Carpark airs at 9pm on Monday 15th June on Channel 4.
Photo: Laura Radford