BBC 2 Filmed & Directed
Premier Sheffield doc fest 2018
Executive Producer Zac Beattie
Editer Rupert Houseman
1 x 72
Winner for BAFTA Factual Single 2019
This investigative documentary tracks the journey of Gun No. 6 Britain’s most wanted firearm. For over a decade during the early-2000s, when shootings in Britain spiked, Gun No. 6 changed hands to be used in 11 cases and 3 murders. The film tracks every shooting made by the gun using police reports, re-enactments and insight from those who witnessed or worked on the crimes.
The families and loved ones of those killed speak with unflinching honesty; the parents, partners and children left behind are trying to make sense of the violence. “Why would anyone pick up a gun and use it”?
With no-one who has fired the gun willing to speak, So bringing together six former-perpetrators of gun crime to offer insight into the driving force behind violence in Britain today. Through the journey of Britain’s most deadly, illegal gun, this documentary begins to understand why violence and lethal weapons exist on the streets.