Catching Melanie's Killer - A True Crime Podcast by ITV News

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Catching Melanie's Killer - A True Crime Podcast by ITV News

4.9/5

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When Melanie Road's body was found on a June morning in 1984, it prompted one of the largest manhunts in Britain. But the schoolgirl's killer wasn't found. How did a team of cold case officers rebuild the inquiry after decades and bring justice to a family still in grief?


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Score: 4.9

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Jan 23, 2021

"The difficulty with such podcasts lies in finding a balance between the adrenaline of the detectives working through their clues and the devastation of the bereaved family. Murphy manages this well, his interviews with Road’s family sensitive and revealing. I’m not always a fan of true crime podcasts, but this one is sensitively handled, well paced and moves towards a true conclusion. It serves to show how far we’ve come and what we’ve left behind."

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