Killer Women with Piers Morgan

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  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.6  (771)

Killer Women with Piers Morgan was an investigative TV show, which aired on ITV from 2016 to 2017. The show had a singular mission - to explore the minds of some of the most dangerous and notorious female killers from around the world. It was a four-part series, with each episode featuring a different woman convicted of brutal crimes, ranging from murder to violent abuse, and more.

The show was hosted by British journalist and TV personality, Piers Morgan, who visited prisons around the world to meet with the imprisoned women, their families, and their victims' families. As he interacted with them, Piers would attempt to gain a deeper insight into the women, their motivations, and the circumstances surrounding their crimes.

The show was inspired by the relatively low numbers of female serial killers in the world - making up just 15% of all serial killers - and the fact that they often differ significantly from their male counterparts in terms of their profiling and psychology.

Each episode delved into the activities and psyche of each woman, interviewing those who had known them, and examining police evidence, CCTV footage, and other background data to create a profile that gave the audience an insight into the women's minds.

One of the most memorable episodes of the series was the first, which featured Ashleigh Banfield, who was convicted of the murder of a 74-year-old pensioner. Ashleigh had plotted to steal the woman's bank cards and Pin numbers, but when things didn't go her way, she ended up brutally attacking her victim.

Through the course of the interview, Piers addressed the question of whether killers like Ashleigh were born with something different in their makeup that made them more prone to violent behavior or whether external factors, like upbringing or traumatic experiences, contributed to their murderous tendencies.

Piers also explored the impact of these crimes on the families of the victims, interviewing surviving family members and exploring how they dealt with the loss of a loved one in the wake of such violent and senseless brutality.

Not all of the episodes were about those convicted of murder, however. In one episode, Piers met with an abused wife who had served jail time after killing her abusive husband, while in another, he spoke to a woman convicted of a fraud-related crime that unbeknownst to her, resulted in the deaths of twenty patients.

Overall, the show aimed to showcase some of the most fascinating and deadly female minds that the world had known. While it was not without controversy - there were claims that the show glorified violence against women - Killer Women with Piers Morgan proved to be a compelling and revealing look at some of the most notorious female killers in history.

The show received mixed reviews, with some praising Piers' interview technique, while others criticized the show for seeming to normalize and glamorize violence, even when dealing with cold-blooded murderers. Others complained that the interviewees were cherry-picked, making the program somewhat sensationalist and off-balance.

Despite these criticisms, the show remains a unique attempt to explore the psychology of some of the world's deadliest female killers. The series is a testament to the need for greater focus on the often-overlooked subject of female serial killers, and the show did an excellent job of opening a dialogue about the topic.

Killer Women with Piers Morgan is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on May 11, 2016.

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Episode 5
5. Episode 5
July 20, 2017
Piers travels to Bedford Hills Correctional Facility where he meets Sheila Davalloo, convicted for the murder of Anna Lisa Raymundo and the attempted murder of her own husband.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
July 13, 2017
Piers travels to Gadsden Correctional Facility near Tallahassee in Florida where he meets Ashley Humphrey, who pumped eight bullets into a woman she had never met.
Jennifer Mee
3. Jennifer Mee
July 6, 2017
Piers travels to Ocala in Florida to meet Jennifer Mee, once famous across the world as the Hiccup Girl and now notorious as a murderer serving life in prison.
Amber Wright
2. Amber Wright
June 29, 2017
Every teen has dealt with the fallout from the break-up of their first romance but not many will have gone to the lengths that Amber Wright went to get her ex out of her life. At the age of 15 she lured her former beau Seath Jackson to his brutal death.
Rebecca Fenton
1. Rebecca Fenton
June 22, 2017
For six years, she seemed to have gotten away with cold-blooded murder. And despite her 2015 conviction for her husband's killing, she still admits no part in it. Piers Morgan seeks the answer to the question: Did Rebecca Fenton Kill Larry Fenton?
Where to Watch Killer Women with Piers Morgan
Killer Women with Piers Morgan is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Killer Women with Piers Morgan on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 11, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (771)