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2007. A look back at the Hungerford Massacre (1987) and its impact on the people who survived to one of the worst tragedies of UK history.On 19 August 1987 a small village in Berkshire became the setting for what was then the biggest mass murder in British history.Heavily armed with a Kalashnikov, a...
This series tells the true stories that would be any traveller’s worst nightmare – when a holiday in paradise becomes a journey into hell that ends up in prison abroad.Through graphic dramatic reconstruction, each film tells the story of someone who’s been arrested and thrown into a foreign prison....
For over 20 years, sex killer Joachim Kroll had been strangling women across northern Germany. He claimed an internal force drove him, picking women walking alone in the countryside. Many were strangled with their own clothes. Then he molested them. As his killing spree increased, he started to targ...

Prisoner X

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In a painstaking investigation, this report amassed compelling evidence to finally uncover the identity of Prisoner X, sending shock-waves around the world when it broke the story. A unique insight to the case.In early 2010 a man was escorted to arguably the most secure prison cell in Israel. The gu...
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Gary Mark Gilmore was an American criminal and spree killer who gained international notoriety for demanding that his death sentence be fulfilled following two murders he committed in Utah.. Film Duration: 42 min
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(BBC Documentary). Infamous Assassinations is a 2007 British documentary television series about high-profile murders and attempted murders of public figures. It is currently being shown on Yesterday. This series takes a closer look at some of the world's most talked-about assassinations and near mi...
In 1994, 20 year-old Missy Grubaugh is killed in her apartment. Police focus on a list of suspects - a thieving former roommate, a threatening coworker, a sex offender boyfriend. In the end, a late-night call to the victim brings the case to a close. Film Duration: 43 min
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Joji Obara (born 1952 in Osaka, Japan) is a convicted rapist who was accused of the rape and subsequent deaths of two women, British hostess Lucie Blackman in the summer of 2000 and Australian Carita Ridgway in 1992, and the rapes of six other women. Film Duration: 45 min
A first hand examination of the knife crime epidemic which is currently plaguing the United Kingdom. We hear from the police, local councils and relatives of teenagers who have been stabbed to death. The filmmakers also get talking to a mother who is now releasing the CCTV footage of the stabbing wh...
It’s the world’s worst spree killing. Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind examines the terrible events of that day.In 90 minutes of madness, 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik killed 69 young people.The film pieces together Breivik’s day of terror hour by hour, from the time of the bomb h...
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He is one of Canada’s wealthiest businessmen and a respected philanthropist. But when Michael DeGroote invested millions in a dream venture of Caribbean casinos, it led to a nightmare of death threats and revenge plots and the involvement of a leading Mafia Godfather.An explosive year-long investi...
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In this VICE special we see then President of the United States, Barack Obama, make history as he becomes the first President to ever visit a federal prison. The visit itself occurred back in July 2015, and alongside Obama we see award-winning journalist and founder of VICE Shane Smith, as they both...
We're all familiar with the tragic death of Caylee Anthony and her mother's bizarre lies about it. Like many, Aphrodite was outraged when party-hard single mom Casey was found innocent. But what did the jury see that so many others missed? Film Duration: 47 min
This short documentary looks at how easy it is to make fake passports and scam the rich into trusting you with thousands of dollars.If the fraud industry were its own country, it would have the fifth strongest economy in the world, just ahead of the UK.Meet the fraudsters who’re making a killing fro...
Ahmad Suradji (10 January 1949 -- 10 July 2008) was a serial killer in Indonesia. Suradji, a cattle-breeder born on 10 January 1949, was executed July 10, 2008. He was also known as Nasib Kelewang, or by his alias Datuk. He admitted to killing 42 girls and women over a period of 11 years. His victim...
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Issei Sagawa murdered an innocent woman and spent three days eating her flesh. Due to loopholes in the law, Issei is a free man to this day.On the afternoon of June 13, 1981, a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked to the Bois de Boulogne, a park on the outskirts of Paris, carrying two suitcases. T...
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The cartels of Juarez, Mexico, are at war with a group of Mormons, some of whom are related to Mitt Romney. We went there to document the conflict, meet Romney’s Mormon family, and find out more about how US policy is impacting the war on drugs.
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The Syndicato Nuevo Mexico is a brutal gang that rules the prisons of New Mexico. Also known as the “S,” they boast a rap sheet that includes drug sales, vicious beatings, and cold-blooded murder. Formed in the 1980s after one of the deadliest prison riots in US history, the “S&#82...
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Hollywood portrayed them as the most glamorous outlaws in American history, but the reality of life on the run for Bonnie and Clyde was one of violence, hardship and danger.With unprecedented access to gang members' memoirs, family archives and recently released police records, Timewatch takes an ep...
Professor Sue Black and her team of forensic anthropologists at the University of Dundee examine a skeleton that was unearthed in an archaeological dig in Southwark, London. When it is found to be covered with disfiguring scars, they use the latest facial reconstruction techniques to reveal the iden...
April 20, 1999. Littleton, Colorado. Two students go on a murderous rampage at Columbine High School, killing 12 students and one teacher, before committing suicide. Go behind the scenes to see how and why this tragedy unfolded. Film Duration: 44 min
Professor Sue Black and her team visit York to investigate two skeletons found in a mass grave uncovered in 2008. The team find a rare genetic peculiarity between the remains, and wonder if they could be brothers, one of which was severely disabled. The trail to discover how the two men ended up in...
Draw the curtains and dim the lights for a chilling trip north for a documentary which investigates the success of Scandinavian crime fiction and why it exerts such a powerful hold on our imagination.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a literary blockbuster that has introduced millions of readers to...
A profile of twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray, two of the most notorious East End gangsters of the early 60s, as told by their family, friends and enemies. The brothers' reign of terror, which included extortion rackets, fraud and murder, was brought to an end when they were imprisoned for life,...
Professor Sue Black and her forensics team at the Centre for Human Anatomy and Identification delve into a dark 19th-century mystery when they examine the mummified corpse of a child. Discovering a trail that leads to body snatching, serial murder and Victorian anatomical science, they try to establ...
15 year old Harold Jones was a child murder who in 1921 was tried and acquitted for the murder of an 8 year old girl. After his acquittal he killed an 11 year old girl. He pled guilty to both and went to prison. He was released in 1941 at age 35. Jones was a sadist. His gratification came from causi...
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Japan is currently facing a silent epidemic, stalkers appear to be terrorising many women, with incidents occurring all across the country. In 2013 there were 21,000 cases of stalking reported to the police making the fear of being stalked a haunting reality for many Japanese women.This epidemic app...
On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War, Panorama reveals how key aspects of the secret intelligence used to justify the invasion were based on fabrication and lies.Documentary 2013 - PanoramaFilm Duration: 59 min .
Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and the capital of the Western Cape province, 20 years after apartheid it is still of the most unequal cities in the world. The wealthier Cape Town residents live close to the city centre were as the poor mostly live in the cape flats, an expansiv...
Sidney Cooke is regarded as a dangerous and predatory paedophile who even at the age of 84 remains a constant threat to youngsters.He has been given two life sentences for a catalogue of crimes involving the systematic rape and abuse of two brothers over several years.But these horrific admissions a...
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2001. In July 1997, a triple murder terrified residents in the nation's capital. In a Georgetown coffee shop, three employees were shot to death. Investigators could find no immediate suspects and no clear motive for the attack. Evidence at the crime scene pointed in many different directions. Was t...
Brenton Butler was just a regular 15-year-old African American high-school student living in Jacksonville, Florida. But when a woman was murdered on a quiet Sunday morning, Brenton suddenly found himself accused of the killing in one of the most fleftening cases of mistaken identity ever.This shocki...
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Dorothea Helen Puente (January 9, 1929 -- March 27, 2011) was a convicted American serial killer. In the 1980s, Puente ran a boarding house in Sacramento, California, and cashed the Social Security checks of her elderly and mentally disabled boarders. Those who complained were killed and buried in h...
Professor Sue Black and her team of forensic anthropologists at the University of Dundee examine a skeleton found in a series of forgotten rooms in Scotland's Stirling Castle. The trail leads them into one of the bloodiest periods in history and to an extraordinary 600-year-old document, with a shoc...

Feltham Sings

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This documentary is – without a shadow of a doubt – one of the most innovative and engrossing documentaries ever aired on British television. Set in Feltham Young Offenders Institution in the United Kingdom, both inmates and staff offer a glimpse into their life within the walls of the prison and –...
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Norway was stunned when a bomb shook its capital Oslo on 22 July 2011, killing 8 people…but what happened next sent a shiver down the spine of the world.Brutal mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik calmly slaughtered 69 helpless victims at a Norwegian Labour Party camp on the remote island of Utoya...

Witness to Waco

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April 19th 1993, a violent standoff between a radical religious sect and the federal government comes to a fiery end, all eyes are on David Koresh the groups prophet, the government portrays him as a dangerous cult leader but to his followers he is the final messenger.Nearly two decades after the bl...
Copwatch (also Cop Watch) is a network of United States and Canadian volunteer organizations that “police the police”. Copwatch groups usually engage in monitoring of the police, videotaping police activity, educating the public about police misconduct, and advocating for more accountable law enforc...
John Worboys (born June 1957 in Enfield, Middlesex), is a convicted British serial rapist, known as the Black Cab Rapist. He was convicted in March 2009 for attacks on 12 women. Police believe that he may have had more than one hundred victims, possibly being Britain's most prolific sex attacker.Per...
Srebrenica, Bosnia, the world's first United Nations Safe Area, was the site of the worst case of genocide in Europe since World War II.In July 1995, the Bosnian Serb army staged a brutal takeover of the small, intimate spa town and its surrounding region.Over a period of five days, the Bosnian Serb...
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Beverley Allitt, a nurse suffering from the mental illness Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy (a desire to kill or injure to get attention), was given 13 life sentences at Nottingham crown court in 1993 after being convicted of murdering four children and attacking nine others.Her arrest followed an inv...
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Learn how cartels utilize inventive trafficking tricks to get their drugs into the U.S. and employ extreme techniques to transport the mountains of money they make. Exclusive video footage takes viewers on high-speed pursuits of drug runners at sea and into a cartel’s sophisticated tunnel network....
When Austin York, Matt Self, Mark Barbosa, and Rosa Barbosa are found dead in a McKinney, Texas home, detectives embark on a three year investigation. And just when it seems like the murders may never be solved, an eyewitness breaks the case wide open. Film Duration: 42 min
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The leader of the UNABOMBER task force and people close to Kaczynski help shed light on the most famous criminal investigation of the century.The search lasted 17 years. The subject of the hunt, which became one of the most expensive criminal investigations in American history, eluded capture while...
Anatomy of Crime: Deadly Predators takes a look into the dark and terrifying world of the serial killer, through the eyes of detectives, psychologists, and the 'human monsters' themselves to try and gain a better understanding as to what internal or external forces might be at play that lead some me...

Informants

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Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit takes you inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and counterterrorism sting operations. Following the 9/11 attacks, the FBI set about to recruit a network of more than 15,000 informants. Al Jazeera's investigative film tells the stories of three paid FBI informant...