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On January 1 1993 Colin Ireland made a New Year resolution to himself, it was to become a serial killer. In just three months he had successfully completed his resolution having brutally murdered five men. Serial Killer On Camera reveals the full story behind his reign of terror, told for the first...
In the wake of multiple knife-related murders in the UK's capital, activist and ex-gang member Josh Osbourne takes an in-depth look at the "code of silence". This is an entrenched mindset that regularly stops young people from going to the authorities, in fear of being labelled a "snitch". Britain's...
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Tony Martin is a farmer from Norfolk, England who became infamous when he fatally gunned down a 16 year old burglar and wounded his accomplice in his home in August 1999. He was originally convicted of murder but this was later reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and...
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Born on June 24, 1941, in Lake Worth, Florida, Charles Whitman served as a Marine before enrolling in the University of Texas. Suffering from mental illness and acute fits of anger, Whitman killed his mother and wife and on August 1, 1966, went atop a 300-foot tower, targeting people in the vicinity...
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Paul Bernado and Karla Homolka were Canadian serial killers who attracted worldwide media attention when they were convicted of raping and murdering teenage girls, including Karla’s own sister, Tammy Homolka.These two serial killers are part of a fairly exclusive group of killers that killed as a co...
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Following Elisabeth Fritzl’s freedom on the 26th April 2008, the world was confronted with the horrifying reality of the nightmare she had been forced to endure for 24 years. Held captive in a cellar by her own father, just metres below the house where the rest of her family lived, she was regularly...
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Albinism is a non-contagious, genetically inherited disorder, affecting about 1 in 20,000 men and women around the world, regardless of ethnicity and geographical location. Sufferers are afflicted by a congenital absence of melanin, a pigmentation defect in the hair, skin and eyes that causes vulner...

An Open Secret

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Directed by Oscar-nominated Amy Berg, An Open Secret is a brave documentary which takes aim at and exposes the sexual abuse of children which has been occurring within Hollywood. It is a damming film which shines a light on an alleged network that implicates several major industry figures.Throughout...
Deep in the foothills of a marvellous mountain range set in a beautiful landscape of low forested hills and fast flowing rivers is a small community of Germans who have lived there for the last 50 years. But this place is not Germany or even Europe and those mountains are not the Alps but instead th...

The Trap

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Human trafficking takes on many different forms but is defined by exploitation, it often doesn’t involve criminal gangs or people being transported across borders. These trafficking operations can be very small and very local.Pimp controlled prostitution is now recognised as one of the most br...

One Night in Vegas

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On September 7th of 1996, the WBC heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, set about stripping Bruce Seldon of his WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tyson at this point was a true cultural phenomenon, so it should be no surprise that himself and rap artist Tupac Shakur were close friends, Tyson is t...
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The Price of Honor is an award-winning documentary about the murders of Amina and Sarah Said, teenage sisters from Lewisville, Texas, who were killed in a premeditated “honor killing” in 2008. The film chronicles the lives of the sisters and the path to their eventual murders by their own father, Ya...
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In July of 2007, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were brutally murdered, while her husband Dr. William Petit, was the only one to escape alive after being injured during a home invasion that took place in the quite suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut. This HBO special, explores the bizarre bu...

Amanda Knox

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Amanda Knox is an American woman who after being convicted twice for murdering her fellow exchange student and roommate Meredith Kercher back in 2007. After spending nearly four years in an Italian prison Knox was definitively acquitted of the crime by the Supreme Court of Cassation in 2015.Featurin...
Mexico’s curse stretches nearly 2,000 miles, it’s huge rich neighbour the United States of America is the worlds largest consumer of illegal drugs, beyond the American border that insatiable appetite needs a supplier and Mexico has been that supplier for more than 100 years. Alcohol duri...

Football Beasts

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This is a tale of the age old hooliganism which has surrounded the sport of football for decades, these are the people who relish in the violence and formulate plans of attack weeks in advance of match day. In some parts of the world there are some fundamental rules which must be followed, but in mo...
This episode of Dispatches from Channel 4 examines the crime which shook Britain to its very core, the murder of 2 year old James Bulger in 1993. More specifically it sets sights on James’ killers Robert Thompson (born 23 August 1982) and Jon Venables (born 13 August 1982) at 10 years of age t...
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Mr Chohan had a successful business worth £5m. Kenneth Regan was known as Captain Cash from his drug dealing days, and along with his two henchmen, they hatched a plot to take over the Chohan’s business and use it to front their drug smuggling ring. Mr Chohan, his young wife, her mother, and the cou...
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In mid February 2013, the Cecil hotel of Los Angeles received complaints of a peculiar dark tinge to the hotels drinking water. People described how it had a funny taste and a strange odour. One guest even detailed how “the shower was was awful, when you turned the tap on the water was coming...
Dennis Nilsen is one of Britain’s biggest serial killers of the 21st century, he has openly admitted to murdering fifteen young men at his homes in London. Was was it that drove an apparent respectable civil servant to go on a four year killing spree? Why did he confess all to police and who w...
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Rathkeale in County Limerick, Ireland, may seem like any other sleepy rural village though it is anything but. Irelands traveling community seem to have chosen the town as their spiritual home, their Mecca and have all but made it their own.The settled community now claim to be under siege and in th...

Traveller Feuds

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This documentary examines the problem of feuding in the travelling community in Ireland, the level of violence seems to be at an all time high with incidents including a petrol bomb being thrown at young girl face.One way the traveler’s have of settling feuds is to part take in bare knuckle bo...
Originally released in 2007 His Name Was Arthur Leigh Allen is a documentary which was included in the Special Edition DVD of Zodiac the feature film. Through a number of interviews with the original investigators and surviving victims this documentary covers every aspect of the investigation into d...
On April 15th 2016 the world witnessed one of the largest leaks in history, a set of 11.5 million documents detailing attorney-client information for more than 214,000 offshore companies, these became known as the Panama Papers and they incriminated many of the worlds most powerful leaders all of wh...
In todays underworld there has been signs of international criminal networks beginning to pop up all over the world, it appears that in most cases these criminals are fleeing prosecution in their own countries or simply taking advantage of larger money-making opportunities found abroad.France is one...
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Few would argue with the value of a law that has secured convictions in some of the most notorious murder cases of recent years, joint enterprise is a law which allows people who were simply associated with and present when a murder took place to be convicted and sentenced to life even if they thems...

The Seven Five

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The Seven Five was released in 2014 and it documents the police corruption which was rampant in New York City back in the 80’s, focusing primarily on 75th precinct of the New York Police Department. The main protagonist is Michael Dowd, a former police officer who served for 10 years before ge...

Humans for Sale

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In this BBC special, Humans for Sale, we are taken on a journey through the ruthless world of human trafficking as journalist Samantha Poling asks some tough questions and films those at the heart of the supply chain. Here she manages to discover a multimillion pound network operating within the Uni...
Unsolved, unresolved, terrible crimes from the troubles in Northern Ireland but these are no ordinary killings. This is the story of why the state is accused of standing in the way of truth and justice. It’s a story of how the state helped and protected killers, killers of innocent people, its...
This two-part series sees veteran presenter Sir Trevor McDonald come face to face with some of the world’s most dangerous criminals as he gets exclusive access to one of America’s oldest and most notorious prisons. Housing 1900 inmates, 12 of whom are on death row, Trevor spends two weeks in the dar...

Going Postal

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Going Postal is the tale of several school and workplace shootings which have been responsible for casting a large shadow over American society and generating fear since the 1980’s. It is a modern phenomenon which has been coined “Going Postal”, this film includes a large number of...
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Glasgow officials would like to project an image of a city full of energy and life, with ambitious plans for the 21st century but Glasgow and indeed Scotland also have another image that they desperately want to shed, it is one of religious hatred.This is a film about two communities, one Protestant...
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This is the story of one mans obsessive desire to control and even kill women, throughout his life John Taylor repeatedly found himself being drawn to woods, it was here that he would quietly watch and wait for his next victim.His crimes went undetected for more than a decade until the year 2000 whe...

When Girls Kill

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The special recounts "four shocking stories of young girls convicted of unthinkable crimes." Featuring exclusive interviews and first-hand accounts from the convicted teens, E! delves into these four tragic tales of murder to show how rebellious acts and toxic romances can result in lives in ruin.Fi...
In 2001, Andrew Bagby, a medical resident, is murdered not long after breaking up with his girlfriend. Soon after, when she announces she’s pregnant, one of Andrew’s many close friends, Kurt Kuenne, begins this film, a gift to the child.Friends, relatives, and colleagues say warm and loving things a...
It’s Boxing Day, 2003 and much of Britain was quite as millions of people celebrated the Christmas holidays, but not everyone of course has time off. In Leads two police officers said goodbye to their families and went to work at Killingbeck police station, they were PC Neil Roper and by his s...
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Some crimes can be so undeniably gruesome that they defy logic and have people asking questions forever more, in Aberdeen, NSW, Austrailia, the case of Katherine Mary Knight did just that.Katherine was a family women but she was also known to have a violent streak in her, brought on by the violent t...

The Meth Epidemic

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The drug which started out as a fad back in the 1970’s amongst the motorcycle gang subculture has now spread right across the United States, it is known by many names, Speed, Meth, Glass, etc. Despite the governments best efforts to crack down on it, methamphetamine has become far more destruc...
Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano (born March 12, 1945) is a former underboss of the Gambino crime family. He is known as the man who helped bring down John Gotti, the family's boss, by agreeing to become a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) government witness.Originally a mobster for the Colomb...
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During the winter of 1999 in Hastings located in the UK, every parents greatest fear became a reality as two little girls went missing as they walked to school one January morning. Over the course of 4 days the entire country watched as a huge police hunt became increasingly desperate.What happened...
This two-part series sees veteran presenter Sir Trevor McDonald come face to face with some of the world’s most dangerous criminals as he gets exclusive access to one of America’s oldest and most notorious prisons. Housing 1900 inmates, 12 of whom are on death row, Trevor spends two weeks in the dar...
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In the United States of America they are taking a highly controversial approach to treating pedophiles, it’s even written in law. In this film we meet several convicted pedophiles who have either been chemically or surgically castrated.Atascadero State Hospital is 220 miles north of Los Angele...
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On 28 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by being the first pope to resign in 600 years. When the helicopter took him away he was leaving behind a bitterly divided Vatican and this FRONTLINE special explores the inside story of the events which undermined Benedict’s papacy.It i...
Rural villages and seaside towns across the United Kingdom now appear to be under threat, urban gangs are moving in with the sole intention to sell drugs. The police force is attempting to tackle these gangs who are extending their drug networks from the cities into the country side.With this new dr...
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From 1975 up until his conviction in 1981 Peter Sutcliffe or rather “The Yorkshire Ripper”, spread fear throughout Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. He was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder a further 7 more. Mainly targeting prostitutes, his initial outbreak of viol...
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In 1995, Ning was a 13-year-old girl when she was trafficked to Australia from Thailand and sold to a Sydney brothel. But the Australian man who imprisoned Ning for 10 days and who forced her to have sex with over 100 men was never publicly identified or arrested.With the help of former policeman Ch...
A house of horrors. Born in England in 1898, John Christie served a number of prison sentences for theft and assault before becoming a serial killer. He murdered at least six women, including his wife, before being arrested and hanged in 1953.Film Duration: 45 min
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Official reports reveal the shocking rate at which acid attacks have been occurring in the United Kingdom, in 2016 two acid attacks took place per day on average and if that was scary enough it is projected that 2017 will yield the highest number of attacks ever recorded in the UK.In the past this t...
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This BBC Special is the result of 13 years of research into unrivaled access of secret papers and sources in regards to the actions of the British Army’s secret operations carried out throughout the troubles seen in Northern Ireland. The Army stands accused of helping known killers from loyali...