Who killed Adrian Greenwood? Shocking real life case revealed in Channel 4 documentary

Adrian Greenwood murder revealed in Channel 4 doc Wind In The Willows Murder

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Channel 4's Catching a Killer tonight follows the case of the so-called Wind In The Willows Murder.

It's the second episode in a major new series following the work of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit.


A murder investigation is launched when, in the centre of historic Oxford, a man is found dead in his doorway. There are no suspects, no witnesses and no sign of forced entry.

Adrian Greenwood, a 42-year-old antiquarian book dealer, is dead, stabbed over 30 times in his own home in a frenzied and brutal attack with no apparent motive.

Greenwood had built up a reputation throughout his short life as an exceptionally talented book dealer. He had bought and sold early editions of Harry Potter and came to media attention following the sale of a rare piece by Banksy in 2011.

The pressure is on Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown and his team to discover who killed Greenwood and one of their first clues is a £50,000 early edition of The Wind in the Willows.

With unprecedented access to Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, this episode of Catching a Killer - The Wind in the Willows Murder - follows all the twists and turns of this real-life crime.

The answers, as they start to emerge, paint a shocking picture of the perpetrator: Michael Danaher, a man whose life has fallen apart.

With extraordinary access to the minute-by-minute police investigation, the programme also follows the perpetrator's family as they learn the devastating truth about what has happened, with Danaher sent down for a minimum of 34 years.


Catching a Killer: The Wind In The Willows Murder airs at 9PM tonight on Channel 4.

You'll be able to watch the show on catchup on All4 after it airs.

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