Des: Season 1

Des: Season 1

Des: Season 1

David Tennant leads this three-part true-crime drama as serial killer Des Nilsen, a local civil servant who was caught in 1983 when human remains blocked a drain near his home.

2020UK
CrimeDramaTrue Story & Biography

Reviews & comments

The Age

The Age

press

Head slightly tilted back, his voice benign, David Tennant redefines that hoary screen archetype of the serial killer in this scarifying British true crime drama.

Independent

Independent

press

Des is fascinated by Nilsen, and has a goldmine in Tennant, but wants to drive home the resulting trauma of his actions, too.

BBC

BBC

press

In short, it's a fascinating portrait of a terrible man.

The Times

The Times

press

David Tennant's performance as the titular psychopath, known as Des to his fellow civil servants, was richly detailed and impeccably controlled. Ultimately, however, the show's central strength was Luke Neal's agile screenplay.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

They are generous performances, neither hogging the limelight when they appear together, and creating something even greater than the sum of their parts.

The Age

The Age

press

Head slightly tilted back, his voice benign, David Tennant redefines that hoary screen archetype of the serial killer in this scarifying British true crime drama.

Independent

Independent

press

Des is fascinated by Nilsen, and has a goldmine in Tennant, but wants to drive home the resulting trauma of his actions, too.

BBC

BBC

press

In short, it's a fascinating portrait of a terrible man.

The Times

The Times

press

David Tennant's performance as the titular psychopath, known as Des to his fellow civil servants, was richly detailed and impeccably controlled. Ultimately, however, the show's central strength was Luke Neal's agile screenplay.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

They are generous performances, neither hogging the limelight when they appear together, and creating something even greater than the sum of their parts.

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