The BEST episodes of Des

Every episode of Des ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Des!

Dennis Nilsen is arrested when Police are called and bones and flesh are found clogging drains. But the case is far from simple.

Last Updated: 9/24/2023Network: ITV1Status: Ended
Episode 3
522 votes

#1 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/16/2020

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.

Directors: Lewis Arnold
Writer: Kelly Jones
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Episode 2
540 votes

#2 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/15/2020

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.

Directors: Lewis Arnold
Writer: Luke Neal
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Episode 1
592 votes

#3 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/2020

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".

Directors: Lewis Arnold
Writer: Luke Neal
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