Is Four Lives based on a true story?

FOUR Lives is a brand new BBC drama which is bound to get the nation talking.

This three-part mini series focuses on an evil serial killer who preyed on young gay men.

Is Four Lives based on a true story?

Four Lives is a drama that tells the true story of four victims of Stephen Port identified as Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth, and Jack Taylor.

Port was jailed in November 2016 for drugging and murdering men he met on gay dating app Grindr before dumping their bodies in a graveyard

Although his crimes are known as the Grindr Murders, they are also called the Barking Murders after the town where they occurred.

Evil Port was given a life sentence with a whole life order.

During his trial it was heard how he wanted to fulfil an obsession with having sex with unconscious partners, especially younger men known as "twinks".

Port drugged his victims with an overdose of GHB so he could carry out his sick fantasies.

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The date rape drug (gammahydroxybutrate) is used to treat narcolepsy but it can be highly dangerous with sedative and anaesthetic effects.

Port then dumped his victim's bodies near a graveyard in Barking, East London, and began an elaborate cover-up.

What is Four Lives about?

Four Lives focuses on the families of the victims and their fiht for justice.

The BBC said: "The story portrays the courage, struggles, fears and hope of the tragic victims' families and friends who worked tirelessly to find out what happened to them."

Written by Neil McKay, Four Lives is directed by David Blair, produced by Serena Cullen and executive produced by Jeff Pope for ITV Studios, Neil McKay and Lucy Richer for the BBC.

When is Four Lives on TV and how can I watch it?

The series kicks off on BBC One TONIGHT (January 3, 2022) at 9pm.

A total of three episodes, which are an hour long, will air nightly across that week.

The episodes will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Jeff Pope and Neil McKay created the series, which is directed by David Blair.

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