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Duration: 1 hour

A chance meeting with a girl leads to murder as a teenage boy is engulfed by a web of lies in this innovative and gripping factual drama. My Murder tells the true story of Shakilus Townsend, a 16-year-old boy who was led to his death by the 15-year-old he thought of as his girlfriend, in what became known as the honey trap killing.

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Tue 17 Apr 2012 03:55 BBC Three

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  • The writer: Why this drama had to have a heart

    The writer: Why this drama had to have a heart

    “He wasn't short on female friends and definitely wasn't scared to talk to girls. His charm, his wit and his boldness is what drew me to Shakilus.”

    Read Levi David Addai’s post on the BBC TV blog
  • John Boyega on portraying Shakilus Townsend

    John Boyega on portraying Shakilus Townsend

    "This story was unlike any other; it has heart and gives a unique insight into the minds of young people."

    Read John Boyega's post on the BBC Three blog
  • My Murder for teachers

    My Murder for teachers

    Watch the edited classroom version of the factual BBC Three drama My Murder to deliver PSHE lessons for students from 14 years old upwards. This content is intended for teachers to conduct lessons where students are challenged to understand and discuss the key themes: Relationships and Gang Culture. This content must be delivered by teachers.

    Find out more about My Murder as a PSHE & Citizenship teaching resource


Colin Barr
Bruce Goodison
Executive Producer
Darren Kemp
Levi David Addai
John Boyega
Malachi Kirby


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