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BBC Three’s critically acclaimed film Murdered By My Boyfriend achieves 3.5m viewing figure and a BBC One repeat


Murdered By My Boyfriend, the critically-acclaimed and hugely impactful BBC Three film which first went out on the channel on Monday 23 June, has achieved an amazing Live +7 figure of 3.5m* and is to get a BBC One repeat on Sunday 20 July at 22.35pm. The film also achieved a high AI of 90** and follows in the footsteps of BBC Three’s 2012 award-winning one-off drama, My Murder.

In the UK, it is estimated that one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and the risk of domestic violence is highest for those between 16 to 24 years of age. Perhaps most shocking is that two women a week die as a result of domestic violence.***

Written by Regina Moriarty, directed by Paul Andrew Williams and produced by Pier Wilkie, Murdered By My Boyfriend tells the true story of one young woman who sadly became an example of these statistics - a bright, bubbly 17-year-old girl who fell in love with the wrong man, and found herself in a relationship that had tragic consequences. The hour-long film features outstanding performances from Georgina Campbell as the young victim Ashley and Royce Pierreson, who plays Ashley’s abusive boyfriend, Reece.

Sam Bickley, Channel Editor, BBC Three says: “Murdered By My Boyfriend is truly one of the most powerful, distinctive and original pieces of television I have seen and I am so proud that BBC Three commissioned, championed and promoted it. If it has helped even one victim of domestic abuse to change their life then we’ve done our job.”

Sandra Horley CBE, Chief Executive of the national domestic violence charity Refuge, says: “Murdered By My Boyfriend is a chillingly powerful depiction of a crime that blights our society. The truth is that Ashley’s story is all too common - every week, two women are killed by current or former partners. I commend the BBC for creating such an important film. Over the last couple of weeks, women have been leaving comments on Refuge’s social media sites, describing how Ashley’s story reminded them of their own experiences and urging others to reach out for support. Other people have donated money to help fund our services for women and children as a result of seeing the film. As a society we need to keep domestic violence firmly in the spotlight. This is an issue which affects everyone.”

The BBC Three film was made by BBC In-house production from BBC Current Affairs, with funding from BBC Learning, who will be making selected clips from the programme and accompanying teachers’ notes available for UK schools. The BBC executive producer is Darren Kemp.

Since the first broadcast of Murdered By My Boyfriend the BBC has also received requests from a range of organisations and groups, including charities and social services, wanting to use the film as a resource for training and educating people about these issues.

What the critics say:

The Daily Telegraph 23/06/14

“This is exactly the type of programming that shows the strength of BBC Three”

The Guardian 23/06/14

“Naturalistic, factual television, presented without fuss…a must watch”

The Times 23/06/14

“Horribly convincing drama”

The Sun 08/07/14

“A brilliant, hard-hitting drama based on a real life domestic violence case”

“Young star Georgina Campbell is excellent in the lead role”

The Daily Mail 23/06/14

“horrible authenticity…this is a taut, heart rendering 60 minutes”

Metro 24/06/14

“What Murdered By My Boyfriend did brilliantly was to take us from the outside to the inside, putting flesh on the bones of a situation far more complex than victim and aggressor.”

“Georgina Campbell breathed such likeable life into Ashley”

Daily Mail 24/06/14

“Credit must go to Royce Pierreson for so skilfully portraying the psychotic Reece”

“It was harrowing, powerful viewing”

Daily Express 24/06/14

“An immensely powerful and moving piece of television”

“It was the sheer ordinariness of the pair of them that made the whole thing hit you like a sledgehammer”

The Daily Telegraph 25/06/14

“Pierreson excelled as Reece”