BBC Three My Murder

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The factual BBC Three drama My Murder is based on the true story of the murder of Shakilus Townsend in 2008. This drama is based on actual events. Some minor characters have been created.


Watch the classroom clip produced by BBC Learning which includes an actual news report, scenes from the hour long BBC Three drama and an interview with Shakilus' Mum. Use the teaching ideas and key questions to deliver PSHE lessons for students from 14 years old upwards. Curricular links for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can also be found. Key themes discussed are Gang Culture and Relationships. Watch a BBC News report and read online articles to support the teachers' content.


The themes covered in these teaching resources are hard hitting, contentious and potentially upsetting. They should always be delivered by teachers in a classroom. Teachers should read the following PDF: How to use BBC Three My Murder in the classroom before showing the classroom clip to students or conducting a lesson.


Some students may find this content upsetting.

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