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life and death row: love triangle

The next instalment in BBC Three's 'Life and Death Row' documentary series will be the first made for digital audiences. That means it'll be presented in a new format, and add a load of extras available online.

'Life and Death Row' is a BAFTA-winning series focussing on capital punishment, seen through the eyes of young people whose lives have been shaped by it. The fourth instalment, 'Life and Death Row: Love Triangle' tells the story of Heather, a young wife and mother who was lured to a horrific death.

Her adulterous husband Joshua and his pregnant lover Emilia are questioned as suspects. But which is telling the truth?

Other episodes in the series have lasted 60 minutes, but this instalment will be told over the course of week in short-form films (each approximately 10 minutes long).

Two episodes will be made available daily at at 11am and 4pm from Monday April 25th.

A range of supporting evidence will also be made available alongside each episode, including real-life witness statements, police recordings and photo galleries.

It's hoped the week-long investigation will prompt a conversation on the case. Though we'll have to see if it can match the heights of Netflix's 'Making a Murderer'.

BBC Three's social accounts will post extensive content across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

According to Damian Kavanagh, BBC Three's controller, this is the kind of thing the shift to digital should mean for BBC Three.

"Innovating with new ways of telling stories is what BBC Three is all about," he said. "We're platform neutral, which means we can use whatever is most appropriate to tell the story best.

"Imagine being able to listen to 'Serial' [a crime podcast] and see the crime scene photographs or watch 'Making a Murderer' and read the witness statements. That's what we've done with 'Love Triangle' and our new format Unresolved."

After airing, 'Life and Death Row: Love Triangle' will remain available to watch online, alongside the extra evidence.

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