ITVX explores ‘Playboy Bunny Murders’ with Ian Lamarra’s Soho Studios & Future Studios

UK streamer ITVX is expanding its true crime offering with a series exploring the murders of a Playboy Bunny, a croupier and a schoolgirl in 1970s London.

The Playboy Bunny Murders (2 x 60 minute), which is from Ian Lamarra’s Soho Studios and Future Studios, will follow Marcel Theroux as he investigates the young womens’ murders, which remain unsolved.

The journalist and filmmaker’s long-standing interest in the brutal crimes, which shocked the London he grew up in, led him to return to the killings of Eve Stratford, a Playboy Bunny who aspired to be a famous model, Lynda Farrow, a croupier with years of experience working in nighttime London, and Lynne Weedon, a schoolgirl whose whole life lay ahead of her.

The show aims to unravel the mystery of the victims’ deaths, through exclusive access to friends, colleagues and relatives of the victims who provide an intimate insight into their lives and personalities as well as archive material from the time.

Therouz said: “This is a story that has obsessed me for years. How could a serial killer kill multiple victims in 1970s London and remain unknown? What evidence was missed? What clues were the police of the time unable to make use of? As witnesses reach the ends of lives and memories fail, this might be the last chance to get justice for the three victims.”

The show was commissioned for ITV by Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of factual, who said the series would “illuminate the dark side of 1970s Mayfair, which lay beneath its allure of decadence, glamour, status and wealth, provide an insight into the young victims whose lives were taken from them and bring us closer to the truth.”

Executive producers are Lamarra for Soho Studios and John Farrar for Future Studios.

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