The BEST Episodes of Des

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 2, 2020

Network: ITV

The series will tell the story of the arrest and trial of serial killer Dennis Nilsen, known as Des, through the prism of three different men – Nilsen himself, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay, and biographer Brian Masters.

Episode 3

#1 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 16, 2020

Reeling from Des' change in plea, Jay and the police throw themselves into proving premeditation. If they can show the court that Des was undoubtedly of sound mind when he committed his crimes, he will go down and never be released.

star 7.94
208 votes
Directors: Lewis Arnold
Writers: Kelly Jones
Episode 2

#2 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 2020

With limited resources, Jay and the police continue to dig into Nilsen's memories in an effort to convict him for the murder of every one of his victims. But when Des withdraws his cooperation and stops talking, Jay fears justice will be lost.

star 7.90
227 votes
Directors: Lewis Arnold
Writers: Luke Neal
Episode 1

#3 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 2020

On 9 February 1983, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay discovers a drain clogged with rotting flesh and bones. The culprit, Dennis Nilsen, freely admits to the police that it's not just one or two bodies, but "15 or 16, I think".

star 7.67
246 votes
Directors: Lewis Arnold
Writers: Luke Neal