Documentary about the killing of author Helen Bailey. When the renowned writer of children's books was reported missing, her fiancé Ian Stewart claimed that she had simply gone to her holiday home in Broadstairs to 'clear her head'. Later, he was charged with her murder when her body was discovered in a cesspit underneath their home.
Featuring those close to the case, including journalists and Helen's friends, the documentary reveals how Ian’s story unravelled over time. Psychologists and experts analyse key footage of Ian during the investigation to reveal how his behaviour ultimately led to him to be convicted of murder.
It's a true story - that's stranger than fiction.
Produced by Matthew Gordon ITN Productions for Channel 5, 2017