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Sam Cook

How many episodes of BBC Steeltown Murders are there?

A gripping new drama from BBC Wales is set to hit screens on Monday, May 15. Based on a true story, Steeltown Murders centres on the hunt to catch the killer of three young women in the Port Talbot area and the remarkable story of how - in the first case of its kind - the mystery was solved almost 30 years later using pioneering DNA evidence.

Contrasting the policing methods of the 1970s with the forensic breakthroughs of the early Noughties, Steeltown Murders has been described by the BBC as “a portrait of a town dealing with the repercussions of an unsolved case three decades on, and asks if justice can ever truly be found.” Read the full story of what the new series was based on here.

Philip Glenister (Life On Mars, State Of Play) and Steffan Rhodri (In My Skin, Gavin & Stacey) lead the cast as DCI Paul Bethell and Phil ‘Bach’ Rees, with their younger selves played by Scott Arthur (Good Omens, Borg McEnroe) and Siôn Alun Davies (The Sandman, Hidden) respectively.

Read more: BBC Steeltown Murders star Scott Arthur quizzed the real-life cop he plays over dinner before filming

But how many episodes are there of Steeltown Murders? Here’s everything you need to know. For the latest TV and showbiz news sign up to our newsletter here.

How many episodes are there of Steeltown Murders?

Steeltown Murders is a four-part drama with each hour-long episode starting at 9pm on Mondays. Following the release of the first episode on Monday, May 15, the series will be available in its entirety on BBC iPlayer.

A synopsis for the first episode reads: "As the CID reopen an investigation into three murders from 1973, DCI Paul Bethell tries to piece together a past that has haunted both him and a community for almost 30 years.

"As new advances in DNA technology provide the possibility of answers, Paul reflects on his time as a junior officer, when he became convinced that the murderer of a teenager would soon strike again."


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