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Des (2020)

15 CrimeDrama


The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen.

  1. Luke Neal


  2. Lewis Arnold


Series Cast

  1. David Tennant as Dennis Nilsen

    David Tennant

    Dennis Nilsen

    3 Episodes

  2. Daniel Mays as DCI Peter Jay

    Daniel Mays

    DCI Peter Jay

    3 Episodes

  3. Jason Watkins as Brian Masters

    Jason Watkins

    Brian Masters

    3 Episodes

  4. Ron Cook as DSI Chambers

    Ron Cook

    DSI Chambers

    3 Episodes

  5. Faye McKeever as Linda Jay

    Faye McKeever

    Linda Jay

    3 Episodes

  6. Barry Ward as DI Steve McCusker

    Barry Ward

    DI Steve McCusker

    3 Episodes

  7. Ben Bailey Smith as DC Brian Lodge

    Ben Bailey Smith

    DC Brian Lodge

    3 Episodes

  8. Alex Bhat

    DS Jones

    3 Episodes

  9. Jay Simpson as DS Chris Healey

    Jay Simpson

    DS Chris Healey

    3 Episodes

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Last Season


2020 • 3 Episodes

Season 1 of Des premiered on September 14, 2020.

Episode 3

(1x3, September 16, 2020) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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