Abacus Media's true-crime documentaries head to Prime Video in the UK

The company has sold multiple titles from leading producers like Woodcut Media, Peninsula Television, Big Little Fish and Future Studios that will be enjoyed by viewers in the UK.

10 JAN 2024

"Murder at First Swipe"

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Abacus Media Rights (AMR) has pre-sold multiple true crime documentaries to Prime Video in the UK. From Woodcut Media, Peninsula Television, Big Little Fish and Future Studios, the Prime Video deal includes a number of shocking, true-crime titles including "Murder in a Tea Cup"; "Murder at First Swipe"; "Scissor Sisters"; "Breaking Dad: The Richard Lubbock Story" (w/t) and "Lucie Blackman: Missing in Tokyo". In addition, acquisitions of completed series from Peninsula Television include "The Heiress and the Heist" and "Confessions of a Crime Boss."

Jonathan Ford, Managing Director, AMR comments, “We are extremely pleased to announce this agreement with Prime Video. Viewers in the UK are fascinated by true-crime series which continue to attract significant audiences. Our on-going relationships with many of the leading producers of this genre enables us to have some fantastic titles available for pre-buy.”

"Murder in a Tea Cup" (1x90’/Woodcut Media) is a stylised documentary shines a long overdue light on one of the most intriguing and bizarre British cases of the Twentieth Century – the serial murders of poisoner Graham Young. "Murder at First Swipe" (1x90’/ Woodcut Media) tells the story of Stephen Port who approached his victims on dating apps before drugging and raping them, then dumping their lifeless bodies on the street.

On "Scissor Sisters" (2 x one hour/ Peninsula Television) Charlotte and Linda Mulhall mutilated Farah Swaleh Noor’s body and then dumped his chopped-up remains in Dublin’s Royal Canal. "The Heiress and the Heist" (3 x one hour/Peninsula Television) is the story of the 1974 Russborough House heist and how a gang led by Rose Dugdale, a former debutante from London’s high society, stole £8 million worth of paintings. "Confessions of a Crime Boss" (3 x one hour/ Peninsula Television) reveals the rampant gangland crime of late 20th century Ireland, and the power and influence held by the gangs who controlled the drugs trade during this turbulent time.

"Breaking Dad: The Richard Lubbock Story" (w/t) (2 x one hour/ Big Little Fish) narrates how Richard Lubbock, a mild-mannered, north London, Jewish family-man became Britain’s biggest meth dealer.

"Lucie Blackman: Missing in Tokyo" (2 x one hour/ Future Studios) is about Lucie Blackman – a tall, blond, twenty-one-year-old – stepped out into the vastness of the Tokyo night in the summer of 2000 and disappeared forever. The following winter, her remains were found buried in a seaside cave.