The BEST Episodes of Des
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 2, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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".