Bible John: Creation of a Serial Killer

Publisher:
BBC

Bible John: Creation of a Serial Killer

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Journalist Audrey Gillan explores the lives of the three women killed in the Bible John murders. But her investigation also uncovers shocking new revelations about the case.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Nov 6, 2022

"Bible John provides a vivid portrait of Glasgow in the 1960s, from the music and fashion to the derelict tenement buildings, soon to be pulled down, where children played and where McDonald’s body was found. The series also stands as a corrective to the scores of true-crime podcasts that sensationalise murder and casually overlook the impact on victims and their families. Gillan’s sensitive approach reaps clear rewards: the reason Mottley decides to talk, he tells her, is because she wanted “to do something different”. It’s a measure of his trust that, following their interview, he allows her to accompany him as, for the first time in years, he lays flowers on his mother’s grave. …"

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Oct 15, 2022

"Audrey Gillan, a brilliant documentary-maker known for Radio 4’s Tara and George and 5 Live’s On the Ground, and a woman incapable of making a boring show...Fascinating and revelatory."

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