Why Dad Killed Mum: My Family's Secret

Why Dad Killed Mum: My Family's Secret

Series 1 - Episode 1



When Tasnim Lowe was 16 months old her dad set fire to her Telford home, killing her teenage mum Lucy, her grandmother and aunt. After 18 years in jail for triple murder, he’s eligible for release, so Tasnim is being asked how she feels about that. Unsurprisingly, she doesn’t know, so in this three-parter she tries to find out why he did such a terrible thing.

However, as she learns more about her parents, a shocking newspaper investigation into child sexual abuse in Telford links her mother’s death to local grooming gangs and reveals distressing details about the youngster’s life. The whole series is available on iPlayer from 10am today.


New series. A young woman searches for the answers as to why her father killed her mother, grandmother and aunt in a house fire when she was just 16 months old. Tasnim, who is now 19, has been asked to bring her opinion to the parole board as her father nears the end of his 18-year jail sentence. Her search for the truth about her mother's murder takes her back to the late 1990s as she investigates her parents' relationship, and reveals a shocking truth that takes her deep into a secret that rocked a community.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Erin Shanagher