By Dave Macleod, Friday 28th May 2021
Season 1. Channel premiere.
Sundays at 20:00.
From 13th June until 4th July.
From 1959 to 1963, a mysterious attacker terrorised Perth, Australia, committing random and extraordinarily violent crimes. The Perth police were determined to find the culprit. Deaf Darryl Bleamish was arrested, questioned without parents or lawyer, charged with murder and sentenced to death – but while he was in prison, the attacks began again. Many more violent crimes were committed, before a second young man – John Button – was arrested, cross-examined until he confessed, and also sent to prison.
A few months later a babysitter was shot in the head. Police combed the crime scene and found a fingerprint. They fingerprinted 30,000 men, and interviewed 8,000 residents, yet despite every possible effort, there was no sign of the Night Caller – until an elderly couple, out for a stroll, spotted a rifle under a bush...
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By Dave Macleod, Thursday 1st June 2023
Premieres at 19:00 on Monday, 5th June and continues weeknights until 16th June
From serial killers to murder in the family and even vicious gang killings, ten shocking crimes in the UK and US are solved using forensic investigation.
Each story is told by people who were there as the action unfolded. The first to arrive at any crime scene are the police. The leading officer on each case guides us through the investigation from start to finish.
Second on the scene are forensics. At the murder site they gather the first pieces of a deadly jigsaw puzzle. More pieces are gradually added to the picture as investigators draw ever closer ...SHARE: READ MORE Murder: Fight For The Truth
Posted on Friday 28th April 2023
Weeknights at 19:00, from 22nd May until 2nd June.
In this series, we tell the stories of heroes who cracked the case when the odds were stacked against them. Heroes who used their expertise and passion to prove the doubters wrong. Heroes who just knew something wasn’t as it seemed. Heroes who went the extra mile with their investigations. Heroes who brought killers to justice. Heroes who fought for the truth.
Following a new case in each episode, we’ll discover how, against all the odds, they used intuition, skill and hard work, as well as bringing in outsiders with expert knowledge, to go the extra mile and ensure the truth came out. And in doing so, how they e...SHARE: READ MORE Wrongly Accused
Posted on Thursday 30th March 2023
Sundays at 19:00, from 16th April until 18th June.
Investigative reporter Louise shorter re-visits some of the greatest miscarriages of justice in British criminal history. Cases where lives were destroyed when individuals were wrongly accused of murders they did not commit.
During the series, Shorter meets the wrongly accused, family members and those close to the case. Throughout the series, the first hour will examine the original investigation which led to the innocent being accused, and the second hour investigates the evidence that eventually caught the real murderer - looking at the mistakes made and the consequences of a killer walking free. In doing so she ...SHARE: READ MORE Killers: Caught On Camera
Posted on Thursday 2nd March 2023
SEASON 1 (episodes 1-5)
Sundays at 19:00, from 12th March until 9th April
A victim focused series where friends and family share their memories, photos and videos of loved ones. Police and legal teams explain how the latest technology connects a network of cameras to build a visual montage of evidence for the prosecution. Every lens, from doorbell cams to dashcams to security cameras…all capturing crucial moments of bad decisions and pure evil. And as if that wasn’t enough, the lure of social media can sometimes prove too much for those who are guilty of committing a crime – a wayward post can provide the crucial footage required to nail the perpetrator.
C...SHARE: READ MORE Coastal Killers
Posted on Sunday 29th January 2023
Weeknights at 19:00, from 13th until 24th February
Every summer, thousands of holidaymakers ﬂock to the British seaside to enjoy the warm weather, pebble beaches and amusement arcades. But there’s a dark side to the British seaside, a sinister underbelly where sins are washed away by the tide. The quaint and idealistic seafront is also stalked by killers who, like the sea itself, have no respect for human life.
This new series of Coastal Killers takes viewers on a journey to the cliﬀ’s edge, where the land meets the sea, and where life meets death. At ﬁrst glance, our seaside towns are all fun fairs, candy ﬂoss and breezy promenades. Equally, when the carousel stops turning...SHARE: READ MORE The Murder That Changed Britain
Posted on Tuesday 3rd January 2023
EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL TRUE CRIME SPECIAL
Sunday, 29th January at 20:00
On the 15th of July 1992, a young mother, Rachel Nickell, was murdered on Wimbledon Common as her two-year-old son looked on. Her death would lead to one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British criminal history.
Colin Stagg was wrongly accused and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. For three decades, the man who has squarely shouldered the blame for this catastrophic failing was the country’s leading forensic psychologist, Professor Paul Britton. Britton, who has never spoken publicly on the matter, finally breaks his silence in a series of exclusive, no holds barred interviews. ...SHARE: READ MORE One Deadly Mistake
Posted on Thursday 27th October 2022
Weeknights at 19:00 from 7th until 16th November
Each episode of "One Deadly Mistake" takes viewers on a thrilling journey inside a complex homicide case in which one fatal error by the killer leads investigators to unravel the mystery. These are the stories of elusive killers who could have gotten away with murder if only they remembered to cover all their tracks.
From unlikely evidence to clues hiding in plain sight, each episode reveals the buried truths and vital pieces of information that helped investigators crack the cases once and for all.SHARE: READ MORE The Truth About My Murder
Posted on Monday 3rd October 2022
Season 1. Channel Premiere
ORIGINAL TRUE CRIME SERIES
Sundays at 20:00
When a murder is committed, it’s always a race against time to find the truth - to separate fact from fiction, catch the killer, and to make sure that justice is served. But what happens when the truth vanishes with the victim? Forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd has performed nearly 23,000 autopsies, inclusive of some of the most high-profile cases of recent times.
He’s learnt that the dead don’t hide the truth and they never lie. Through Dr Shepherd, you’ll be hearing directly from the victims. From a state-of-the-art laboratory, with ground-breaking technology that uses digitally ...SHARE: READ MORE Murdered By Morning
Posted on Tuesday 30th August 2022
Weeknights at 19:00 from 5th until 13th September
"Murdered by Morning" recounts true stories of seemingly ordinary nights that ended with someone dead before dawn. For the unsuspecting victims, these nights began like any other, until a series of unforeseen events led to their deaths. Each standalone episode takes viewers through the twists and turns of a different case, examining numerous potential suspects before zeroing in on the actual killer.
Riveting, chilling and unexpected, "Murdered by Morning" shines a light on the deadliest crimes taking place under the cover of darkness.SHARE: READ MORE PICK OF THE WEEK
Sunday 11 June
Sunday 11 June
Wednesday 14 June