What Makes a Murderer, narrated by Shaun Dooley

What Makes a Murderer will see convicted killers confront their criminal pasts in a new Channel 4 documentary, where a team of professionals help the murderers discover whether they can control their unthinkable behaviour.

In this three-part documentary Professor Adrian Raine and Dr. Vicky Thakordas-Desai team up to take three convicted murders on a journey of self-discovery. The experts will examine the sociological, biological and psychological factors which may have influenced their behavioural traits, actions and criminal path.

Ultimately, Professor Adrian and Dr. Vicky are investigating the culprits to determine whether they truly had control over their actions when they committed murder.

In the first episode they speak to John Massey, Britain’s longest-serving murderer, who has spent 43 years in prison for shooting dead a nightclub bouncer in 1975. During the show Professor Adrian Raine looks for biological causes of the 74-year-olds aggressive, risk-taking and psychopathic behaviour. Meanwhile, Vicky Thakordas-Desai makes him revisit his most painful childhood experiences to better understand his criminal decisions.

What Makes a Murderer airs Thursdays 21st and 28th November, and 5th December at 9pm on Channel 4, and is narrated by Shaun Dooley.