Episode one showed us a glimpse of the dark side of Peter Manuel, but tonight’s instalment of In Plain Sight is set to be a very bloody one indeed.
The second chapter of ITV’s real-life serial killer drama follows Scottish murderer Peter Manuel as he takes his first lives, all the time taunting the police.
How historically accurate is In Plain Sight?
You get no points for guessing the true story of the “Beast of Birkenshaw” isn’t a feel-good tale. Scotland’s most infamous serial killer took the lives of eight people and was a prolific rapist. He also liked taunting police between crime sprees, sending birthday and Christmas cards to Detective William Muncie, the man determined to bring Manuel to justice.
Line of Duty star Martin Compston plays Manuel (below), using his native Scottish accent instead of the cockney twang he employs to play Detective Steve Arnott (Read our interview with him here). Shetland actor Douglas Henshall portrays Muncie who is on Manuel’s tail from the start of the first episode. Full cast details are here.