This film, produced by ITV, is a superb historical drama tracing the life of British serial killer John George Haigh, the infamous Acid Bath Murderer. Haigh was brought up in 1920's Yorkshire by fanatically religious parents. Despite his upbringing, Haigh's brief marriage failed and he was found guilty of committing fraud and sent to jail. Whilst incarcerated, quite by chance, Haigh discovered the impact acid had on the bodies of animals. Following his release from jail, Haigh reinvented himself as a respectable, well dressed, charmer who had little trouble ingratiating himself with his victims. Believing he could not be found guilty of murder if a body did not exist, Haigh acquired a workshop where he disposed of the bodies of his victims by putting them in an acid bath. After he lured his final victim, Olive Deacon, to her death at his workshop the Police closed in and finally brought the terrible crimes to an end. Despite pleading insanity at his trial, Haigh was found guilty of murder and executed on 10 August 1949.