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The Gambino Crime Family

The Gambino crime family is one of the "Five Families" that control the inner workings of organised crime in New York within the infamous criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia or Cosa Nostra. The Gambino family is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the McClellan hearings in 1963 when the structure of organised crime first gained public attention. The Gambino family fo

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Who Won the War?

Over 20 years ago the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries declared an end to the so called war which claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people. Their historic ceasefire's marked the beginning of a road to peace that Northern Ireland enjoys today. Reporter Peter Taylor has been covering this conflict for more than 40 years and in this film he explores the contrast from back then up until now, expl

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Cyberbullies: A Killer Network

These days there are more smart devices in the world than there are people to use them, ranging from smartphones, tablets and computers, we all have one if not more than one, possibly even a few forgotten devices taking up valuable drawer space. They are always with us, connecting us to the wider world and they have most certainly revolutionised the way we communicate with one another. However the

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Deep Purple: Behind The Music

They set out as five talented young brits who got together at the peek of the psychedelic pop-rock movement. They focused on making a harder and heavier sound which put them in the company of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as the forefathers of hard rock and heavy metal. Along the way the band wrote one of the most iconic rock riffs and songs in the history of rock and roll, this was of course

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Hitler of The Andes

In April 1945, Hitler was the most wanted man in Europe. Dead or alive, the victorious Allies needed to see his body in the dock of a courtroom or in a grave but in the chaos of war proof that the dictator had died proved elusive. Maybe Hitler was dead or maybe he had escaped, this was a question many had at the time. The mystery of the missing dictator drew in spies, scientists and historians

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Sugar Crash

Sugar Crash

Something has gone very wrong with the Irish diet, the consumption of sugar has tripled over the last 100 years and it seems to be everywhere. Unless something dramatic is done the children of today may be the first generation in centuries to have shorter life expectancies than their parents. When consumed in excess it can cause liver damage, hearth attacks, strokes, kidney disease, blindness,

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Inside America’s For-Profit Bail System

Out of all of the first-world countries and with the highest rate of incarceration in the world, the United States is the only one which allows the commercialization of bail bonds. The for-profit industry manages to rake in a cool 2 billion dollars in revenue a year. Most criminal defendants don't have the means to pay the full bail set on them and as a result must either stay in jail or pay a

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The Shooting of Ronald Reagan

On March 30th of 1981, just a mear 69 days into Ronald Reagan's presidency an attempted assassination was carried out on his life. Reagan had just wrapped up a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. and upon leaving the venue a man by the name of John Hinckley, Jr. opened fire on him, as a result of which President Reagan and three others were hit and wounded. The m

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The Yorkshire Ripper

The Yorkshire Ripper

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 violence towards them seems to have been spurred on by the fact that he was swindled out of money by one such lady o

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