Crimes that Shook the World investigates the infamous mass murderers and the other major crimes of the 21st century from around the world by delving into key background information, criminal profiles and trial outcomes. YORKSHIRE RIPPER The Yorkshire Ripper murdered thirteen female victims and attacked at least seven more women around the north of England. He had Britain on the edge of its seat and the women of Yorkshire terrified. The investigation into his crimes was mired in controversy and haunted by accusations of incompetence. THE SUFFOLK STRANGLER - In December 2006 the nation was gripped as the bodies of five murdered young women were discovered in scattered locations near Ipswich in Suffolk, within the space of ten days. All of the murder victims had been working as prostitutes in Ipswich's red light district. The full power of the police force was immediately utilised to prevent further victims. FRED AND ROSEMARY WEST - They're perhaps the most notorious killers in British history Fred and Rose West, an unassuming couple from Gloucester, in the west of England. From the 1970s to the early 1990s Fred and Rose murdered twelve people including some of their own children before burying their bodies in the cellar and under the patio of the family home. DENNIS NILSEN - Dennis Nilsen was a prolific serial killer, preying on men throughout London in the 1970s and 80s. Insisting he had no control of his actions, he claimed to be in a trance throughout and would wake upto find a dead man in his home. While he argued that his murders were the fault of a personality disorder the sheer ruthlessness of his killings and disposal of the bodies demonstrated a deadly instinct.
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Learn the details behind the one hundred most significant breakthroughs in the history of mankind! Take a journey through history and examine the discoveries, breakthroughs and eureka moments that have transformed all of our lives for the better. Host Bill Nye travels the world, meeting eminent scientists in various fields, to explore and explain the principles behind the most significant developments in the history of mankind. Each of the 100 Greatest Discoveries, in eight different fields of knowledge, is examined both in terms of the principles and personalities involved. Over 500 years of scientific advances are distilled and presented in this accessible, entertaining series to give you a good understanding of HOW many of science s toughest riddles were solved, WHO it was that solved them, and WHY these solutions are so significant.
The boys mission is straightforward: to get off lifes humdrum path for a more exciting, daring and off-the-beaten one. In just four days, the guys trek approximately one hundred miles across life-threatening landscapes including steep mountains, insufferably hot deserts, freezing-cold canyons and snake-infested jungles on foot, raft, skis and even skateboard, in search of the most extreme places on earth.
This is the epic story of how World War I changed the face of battle forever. This war was a war of firsts , a transitional war from old style hand-to-hand combat with small guns and fixed bayonets and cavalry charges to high-tech weaponry that are still features of present-day armed conflicts. Firsts include aerial bombardment of cities, epic tank battles, fight for control of the skies, development of submarines, chemical and bunker warfare. Troops who were bunkered down in vast trenches became overwhelmed by powerful, new weapons including tanks, WMDs, submarines and the first blitz. World War I had horrible consequences 15 million died and 20 million were injured. Through experts, eyewitness testimony, riveting archive and special recreations seamlessly blended into an archival background, each episode features the story of one of these weapons. This mini-series event will bring the legendary, unrecorded events of World War I to life to create a seamless account of how people born into a simpler age learned to deal with the future shock of rapid technological advances driven by the engine of total war.
Take a whirlwind journey to more than thirteen countries as we stop everywhere from Australia and Italy to Mexico and Cambodia. If its worth seeing, well take you there! The show, hosted by Albin and Melanie Ulle, travels around the world showcasing some of the Earths vast beauty. The programme also explores the diverse cultures of several amazing countries and approximately one hundred of the one thousand places from the book, with an eye towards unearthing local charms and traditions.