Jill Dando Netflix series: Everything you need to know about the new documentary into the unsolved murder

The death of BBC presenter Jill Dando in 1999 will be investigated by a new Netflix documentary coming in 2023.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 24 January 2023 - 4.02pm
Netflix BBC presenter Jill Dando, who was killed in 1999

The unsolved murder of BBC presenter Jill Dando in 1999 will be investigated in a new Netflix documentary.

Beloved TV presenter and journalist Jill Dando was killed outside her home in West London on 26 April, 1999. The incident became of the most high-profile and complex criminal investigations in modern British policing.

The multi-episode Netflix series will revisit Dando’s life, career and legacy and blend archive, new research and revelatory interviews to explore one of the most notorious unsolved murders of the 20th century.

What is the Netflix Jill Dando documentary release date?

Netflix’s Jill Dando documentary series will be released globally in 2023.

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Who was Jill Dando?

Jill Dando was a journalist, TV presenter and newsreader who was one of the most recognisable faces on British TV in the ‘90s.

She presented shows as diverse as Crimewatch, Songs of Praise, travel show Holiday and Antiques Inspectors, and was named the BBC’s Personality of the Year in 1997.

What are the theories about Jill Dando’s death?

Jill Dando’s death remains unsolved, but there are numerous theories about who might have killed her which have been explored by police.

After a huge amount of media coverage and large investigation by the Metropolitan Police, Barry George, a man who lived near Dando was charged with her murder. He was convicted in 2001, but was released on appeal in 2007 after forensic evidence was discredited.

Other theories about her possible killer include a jealous ex-boyfriend, a case of mistaken identity, an assassin acting in revenge for Dando’s work on Crimewatch, and a Serbian hitman.

Who is making the Jill Dando Netflix documentary?

The documentary series is being directed by Marcus Plowright (Fred and Rose West: Reopened) and produced by Emma Cooper (The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes).

The production company making the series are Empress Films, the makers of Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein’s Shadow.

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