TG4's new true crime series about murders around Ireland looks unmissable 5 months ago

TG4's new true crime series about murders around Ireland looks unmissable

The first episode airs this Wednesday.

TG4's new true crime series Marú inár Measc shines a light on the impact unprovoked murder cases have on families and communities in Ireland.

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The four-part series begins this week and blends observational documentary with key testimonies from those with intimate knowledge of the various cases.

It features interviews with reporter Eimear Ní Bhraonáin, who is now Head of Content with KCLR radio in Kilkenny, and Dr. Tom Boland, senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Criminology in UCC. Each episode also features interviews with local Gardaí, journalists and local community members.

"These deeply personal accounts capture the human impact of these crimes, on family, and on the entire community who must comprehend that for many years a killer was living in their midst," the TG4 synopsis reads.

Clip via TG4

The first episode will focus on the murder of 69-year-old Ann Nancy Smyth, a widow who lived alone and was killed in a fire in her home in 1987.

The case was initially thought to be a tragic fire, but it later emerged that Nancy died through strangulation and it took 30 years before local man, John Joseph Malone, was brought to justice for the murder.

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Marú inár Measc, a new documentary series by Midas Productions, will air its first episode at 9.30pm on Wednesday, 19 May.