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2 Part Documentary The British Airways Killer Premieres on ITV1 on Monday 26 February

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The British Airways Killer is a two-part documentary that delves into the complex investigation surrounding the death of Joanna Simpson, a wealthy heiress who was tragically killed by her husband, a British Airways pilot. This opening episode provides viewers with full access to previously unseen police interview tapes and offers an inside look at the meticulous work carried out by the Thames Valley Major Crime Unit.

The program chronicles the investigation right from the initial phone call made by Robert Brown, Joanna’s husband, to the painstaking collection of evidence by dedicated officers. Throughout the episode, friends and family members share their memories of Joanna and shed light on her relationship with Brown.

Taking place in 2010, this chilling case unfolds as Joanna mysteriously disappears from their home in Ascot on Halloween night. The following morning, Brown contacts the police to report a domestic issue but fails to cooperate with their missing persons investigation despite being responsible for brutally bludgeoning his wife to death while their children were playing nearby. Eventually, he confesses to his horrific crime and reveals where he hid Joanna’s body.

As viewers follow this gripping story, they will witness the discovery of Joanna’s remains in a shallow grave located in Windsor Great Park. The narrative continues with Brown’s subsequent conviction and explores its far-reaching consequences — including an acrimonious divorce process and legal ramifications stemming from Joanna’s pre-nuptial agreement as a wealthy heiress.

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This premiere episode is set to air on ITV1 at 9:00 PM on Monday 26 February 2024. It offers an intimate look into one of Britain’s most shocking crimes through never-before-seen footage and firsthand accounts from those closest to the case.


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