LONDON – Woodcut Media is currently in production on a brand new factual true crime series How I Caught the Killer, green-lit by the free-to-air UK channel Pick.


With ten one-hour episodes, How I Caught the Killer takes an in-depth look at what it’s really like to be a police officer working on chilling murder cases.


Focusing on the perspective of the police, former policeman and Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding narrates this series which offers intriguing revelations from the people who solved some of the most challenging murders in the UK and the US.


Featuring exclusive officer accounts from the scene of the crime, chilling evidence and stylish reconstructions, How I Caught the Killer shines a light on a myriad of murders and an array of outstanding officers who made key discoveries during investigations – from the deductions of the detectives, to the forensic analysis of the CSIs and the heart-wrenching role of the family liaison officers.


The deal was brokered by Acquisitions Manager Sophie Judge for Pick, and the series is executive-produced by Woodcut’s Matt Gordon and Kate Beal.  TCB Media Rights who have provided deficit financing, will also act as worldwide distributors.


“We are really excited to be producing another gritty crime series for Pick, especially as it follows on from the phenomenal success of Britain’s Most Evil Killers and its international counterpart World’s Most Evil Killers which are now into their third season on the channel. This series will also allow viewers to step into the lives of the police, and really experience in great depth all aspects of their challenging and sometimes disturbing investigations,” said Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media.


“Despite the seemingly endless supply of true crime on the market, the creative folks at Woodcut have done it again and given us an all-new twist on the genre, one for which we continue to see increasing international demand,” said Jimmy Humphrey, head of acquisitions and co-productions at TCB Media Rights.


Woodcut Media, a Bob & Co family member business, is a fast-growing Indie in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. In addition to being a leading true crime producer in the UK (Jo Frost on Killer Kids, World’s Most Evil Killers,  The Krays: The Prison Years), Woodcut Media’s catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Wings of War, Combat Machines, Defenders of the Sky), premium one off docs (The Ivy, Cut From A Different Cloth, Mandela, My Dad and Me) and factual entertainment shows (How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks, Animal Antics).


With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media’s operations are spearheaded by leading doc producer and CEO, Kate Beal, alongside former BBC exec Derren Lawford as Creative Director and former Lion TV founder Jeremy Mills as Chairman.


Pick is a free-to-air entertainment channel, regarded as the home of ‘Shocking True Crime’, ‘Unmissable Real Life’ and ‘Big US Drama’ programming on Freeview with highlights including US horror dramas Z Nation and Slasher, and long-running real life documentary series Monkey Life narrated by Ralf Little. The channel is also the UK home of ‘Blue Light’ documentaries, Police Force: Australia and Border Security: America’s Frontline.