The Alps Murders

The Alps Murders


In September last year, three members of a British family – Saad al-Hilli, his wife, Iqbal, and her mother, Suhaila al-Allaf – were shot dead in their car while holidaying in the French Alps. A passing cyclist, Sylvain Mollier, was also murdered. The family’s two young daughters survived, but no one has been brought to account and the investigation has stalled. Rumours, though, have inevitably flourished.

This documentary interviews a close friend of the family and talks to a French journalist who says he saw a confidential police report about the forensics of the crime scene.


A look behind the headlines of last year's shootings near Annecy in the French Alps, which claimed the lives of three members of a British family and French cyclist Sylvain Mollier. The investigation into the mysterious killings involved agencies from several countries, but with no obvious motives or suspects identified, conspiracy theories and speculation have seen the victims linked with religious extremism and espionage. The programme features interviews with a close friend of the al-Hillis and the hiker who found the crime scene.

Cast & Crew

Director Max Jourdan
Executive Producer Sheldon Lazarus
Executive Producer Nina Davies
Producer Max Jourdan