a would-be gritty true crime documentary let down by gratuitous celebrity packaging 

a would-be gritty true crime documentary let down by gratuitous celebrity packaging 

There was a decent true crime documentary lurking inside The Death of Aimee Spencer (ITV) but it couldn’t quite fight its way out of the gratuitous celebrity packaging.

The film followed the investigation into the mysterious demise of the 27-year-old adult film star, who fell from the first-floor window of a flat in Brighton in 2016. Inside the flat, police found semi-clad Daniel Lewis, “off his t–s on drugs” as officers put it and claiming not to know what happened.

Part of ITV’s slightly lurid Crime & Punishment strand, the documentary delved deep into the case. We watched officers uncover Lewis’s dealing of class-A drugs. There was a vicarious frisson from eavesdropping on the detectives’…

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