A brand new Welsh-made true crime drama is coming to BBC One next week starring Steffan Rhodri and Scott Arthur. Steeltown Murders is set in both the 1970s and early 2000s and is an account of how three murders in south Wales were solved almost 30 years after they had been committed.
The drama centres on the hunt to catch the killer of three young women in the Port Talbot area and the remarkable story of how – in the first case of its kind – the mystery was solved almost 30 years later using pioneering DNA evidence.
In September 1973, teenage factory workers Geraldine Hughes and Pauline Floyd left the Top Rank nightclub in Swansea together to try hitching a lift home. But they’d never reach their destination. Instead their bodes were discovered the next day dumped in Neath Port Talbot woodland having been raped and strangled. It was a hideous crime which left two families in mourning and an entire community in fear of where its perpetrator might strike next.
The resulting search for the culprit, Wales’ very first documented serial killer, ended up becoming one of the longest-running murder hunts in this country’s history. Indeed it would take 30 years before officers finally unmasked the a man who’d come to be known as The Saturday Night Strangler – and whom, it was discovered, was responsible for a third death.
Starring Steffan Rhodri as Phil ‘Bach’ Rees, the story will follow two timelines, the early 1970s and early 2000s, and the younger versions of the detectives are played by Scott Arthur and Siôn Alun Davies.
Steeltown Murders begins on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer on May 15th at 9pm.
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