From Ruth Ellis to John Christie, explore the darkest stories from Britain s underworld. Discover the true stories behind some of the most shocking crimes to have been carried out in Britain in over a century.
A brutal crime of passion that gripped the nation and saw Ruth Ellis hanged after murdering her estranged lover at the violent climax of a destructive relationship fuelled by jealousy. The seemingly admirable and respectable middle class man, John Haigh, guilty of six grotesque murders, in which each victim was drained of blood and later dissolved in acid. Donald Neilson was the serial burglar turned masked murderer obsessed with weapons and military conduct. Graham Young is the reoffending serial killer fascinated with deadly poisons and toxic chemicals, who began his fatal experiments at the mere age of fourteen after poisoning his entire family. Derek Bentley, the nineteen-year-old executed at Wandsworth prison, for his part in the murder of PC Sidney Miles during a break in at a warehouse in Surrey. The extraordinary tale of deceitful compulsive liar John Christie, who murdered six women and stored them in his home in Rillington Place. The cold and heartless bigamist murderer George Joseph Smith who left his victims with broken hearts, empty bank accounts and in some cases, dead. Fifteen-year-old killer Harold Jones brutally murdered two young girls in 1921 giving the reasons for the murders as a desire to kill . We ll examine new evidence that shows Jones may have later gone on to become Jack the Stripper , an unidentified serial killer in the 1960s.
Featuring revealing interviews with witnesses, forensic experts and some of the police officers involved in catching these heinous murderers, this fascinating collection takes you deep into the heart of Britain s criminal underbelly.
Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital, the best known high security hospital in the UK. Wetravel through the history of this iconic hospital with Professor David Wilson, and learnjust how it works and how it has changed.
Trains have been a crucial part of the war effort in major conflicts of the last 150 years.They were a vital cog in the military machine from carrying troops, to being mobilehospitals or actual weapons. In this series we tell the compelling stories of theseincredible trains.
INCLUDES: Ambulance Trains, Civil War, Death Railway, Nazi Railways, Precious Cargo, Secrets and Lies, World War One, World War Two.
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