A Confession has been captivating viewers since it hit our screens earlier in September but how many episodes are in the series?
ITV and captivating drama is simply a combination that just works. No matter what, the channel will always have a fascinating series on the go that manages to enthral audiences.
The latest series to do just that is the Martin Freeman-starring A Confession, a crime drama based on the true events of Sian O’Callaghan’s murder back in March 2011.
However, this is more than just your bog-standard cop drama. As well as finding and arresting a suspected serial killer, Freeman’s Steve Fulcher also finds himself at the heart of controversy due to the unconventional methods with which he uses to extract the titular confession.
But with three episodes now out of the way, at the time of writing, how long is left in the A Confession series?
The story of A Confession
As mentioned, A Confession chronicles the events of 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan’s murder in March 2011.
The series primarily follows Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman) as he and his team work out who is responsible for the young woman’s disappearance and death.
Upon finding the suspected killer, Fulcher questions him without the presence of a solicitor, something which is a big no-no but something that also gets results as Fulcher extracts a confession from the killer, not only about Sian O’Callaghan but another woman he murdered as well.
How many episodes are there?
In all, A Confession will have six episodes. At the time of writing, the most recent episode to air was the series’ third.
A Confession got underway on September 2nd and is set to run for six episodes, concluding at 9pm on ITV on Monday, October 7th.
Furthermore, due to the nature of the show’s true storyline, there is also little chance of A Confession getting a second series.
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Where is the real Steve Fulcher now?
Following the trial that sentenced murderer Christopher Halliwell to life in prison, Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher faced a punishment of his own due to his unorthodox methods in acquiring a confession.
In January 2014, Steve Fulcher was charged with gross misconduct for his actions and received a final written warning.
However, before any more slip-ups cost him his job, Fulcher resigned from Wiltshire Police a few months later in May 2014.
Since then, Steve Fulcher has gone on to write about the experience he had in the Sian O’Callaghan case, which can be found in his book Catching a Serial Killer, which is available from Amazon.
In 2017, it was revealed in an interview with The Guardian that Fulcher, at the time, was working for a private company based in Somalia where he worked as a consultant and was subcontracted to deliver aid from Foreign Office and DFID (Department for International Development) programmes.
Whether he’s still working in this role in 2019 is unknown.
What we do know, however, is that A Confession continues on Monday, September 23rd at 9pm on ITV.