Richard Attenborough memorably played serial killer John Christie in the 1971 film 10 Rillington Place. Tim Roth gives an equally chilling performance in this three-part drama about the string of murders committed by Christie at his home in London’s Notting Hill in the 1940s and 1950s.

Roth never raises his voice, except in one shocking scene, but vividly conveys Christie’s frightening air of mystery and disturbing seediness.

Samantha Morton is excellent as Christie’s wife Ethel who, despite her growing suspicions and contempt for her husband, is resigned to her bleak, unhappy marriage – unaware of the horror that lies ahead.