Deceit: Miniseries

Deceit: Miniseries

Deceit: Miniseries

An undercover female cop (Niamh Algar) becomes sexual bait for a suspected serial killer in this four-part British miniseries. Based on the true story of the Rachel Nickell murder investigation.


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15 August 2021

Episode 1

After the murder of a young mother in London, there's a climate of fear, and catching her killer becomes a national obsession. So police devise a controversial honeytrap fronted by a female officer.

22 August 2021

Episode 2

The undercover operation gains momentum as prime suspect Colin Stagg starts to fall for covert officer 'Lizzie James'. But when the honeytrap is compromised, Detective Inspector Pedder must act fast.

29 August 2021

Episode 3

Covert officer 'Lizzie' meets suspect Colin Stagg face-to-face and attempts to earn his trust. But as the weeks pass, the pressure she's under starts to take its toll.

5 September 2021

Episode 4

While Colin Stagg is on remand in prison, another horrific murder occurs with some clear similarities. Is Stagg in fact an entirely innocent man?

Deceit: Miniseries / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

Deceit is magnificently and stylishly directed by Niall MacCormick, whether in the claustrophobic exchanges between Byrne and Stagg, the profoundly moving moments of revelation or the horror.

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