Preview: Manhunt: The Night Stalker

Martin Clunes as Colin Sutton who led the investigation of the first killer. Photo: ITV

Manhunt: The Night Stalker is a four-part drama based on the real life police pursuit of a serial burglar and rapist, whose 17-year reign of terror left thousands of elderly people in southeast London in fear.

Written by Ed Whitmore and based on the diaries of ex police officer Colin Sutton, this sequel series to another police manhunt follows the investigation of a series of rapes, sexual assaults and burglaries that took place between 1992 and 2009.

A dedicated unit, Operation Minstead, was established to hunt down the man who became known as The Night Stalker.

Manhunt: The Night Stalker – Tuesday at 9pm on ITV