The Widower: Nurse and Killer.

Reece Shearsmith as Malcolm Webster. (Photo by Steffan HIll © ITV)
Reece Shearsmith as Malcolm Webster. (Photo by Steffan HIll © ITV)

This is the true story of Malcolm Webster, a nurse by profession and, on the surface, a perfect gentleman: well-spoken, personable and charming. He’s also a spendthrift and killer. He marries, and then attempts to kill, a succession of women to cash in their life insurance policies.

In episode one, when Claire confronts her husband, Malcolm Webster, over his wild spending, he tries to control her with sedatives. Afraid he’ll soon be caught, he silences her forever. Three years on, he has a new bride…and history appears to be repeating itself.

The three-part series starts Sunday night October 4 at 9:00 p.m.