Is there a real story behind Landscapers? Why did Susan and Christopher Edwards kill the Wycherleys and the place are they now?


Actual life can typically be stranger than fiction and no extra so than within the new tv drama collection Landscapers.

The SkyHBO mini-series premiers on Sky Atlantic this night starring Oscar profitable actress Olivia Colman and Harry Potter movie collection star David Thewlis.

It charts the crimes of Susan and Christopher Edwards, who killed after which lined it up for years.

Though the four-part collection is a black comedy drama written by Ed Sinclair and directed by Will Sharpe it’s impressed by real-life occasions.

Susan was a former librarian obsessive about the golden age of Hollywood movies of the Thirties by way of to the 50s who met and married Christopher Edwards.

The couple lived what appeared a comparatively unremarkable life in Dagenham, east London up till their arrest for the killing of Susan’s dad and mom William and Patricia Wycherley.

It emerged throughout their trial the Edwardses had killed the aged couple through the Could financial institution vacation in 1988 and buried them within the again backyard of their dwelling in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Cash seems to have been the motivation behind the murders.

Susan was aggrieved her dad and mom had used an inheritance left to her and by no means paid it again.

Her and her husband additionally racked up money owed shopping for film memorabilia.

Straight after the homicide of her dad and mom, Susan transferred her dad and mom’ checking account into her title.

And over the following 15 years, they carried out a full-scale deceit pretending to pals, household and the authorities the Wycherleys had been nonetheless alive, going so far as sending letters and Christmas playing cards of their title.

Det Ch Insp Rob Griffin, of the East Midlands main crime unit, informed the BBC on the time of the trial: “They deliberate what they had been going to do.

“The Wycherleys didn’t have many shut pals, weren’t significantly near their households.

“The Edwardses had been ready to go to nice and lavish lengths to maintain up the pretence they had been alive.”

Throughout this time, they claimed pensions and advantages on their behalf and took out loans and bank cards within the useless couple’s title racking up a complete of £286,285.

They even offered the couple’s dwelling in Mansfield in 2005, the place their our bodies had been buried within the again backyard.

A requirement for the Division for Work and Pensions for a face-to-face assembly with William Wycherley in 2012, when in principle he would have turned 100, noticed… Abstract information.


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