Crime

The Castration Cure

The Castration Cure

In the United States of America they are taking a highly controversial approach to treating pedophiles, it's even written in law. In this film we meet several convicted pedophiles who have either been chemically or surgically castrated. Atascadero State Hospital is 220 miles north of Los Angeles, it is a maximum security hospital for those deemed criminally insane but it also houses dangerous p

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The Meth Epidemic

The Meth Epidemic

The drug which started out as a fad back in the 1970's amongst the motorcycle gang subculture has now spread right across the United States, it is known by many names, Speed, Meth, Glass, etc. Despite the governments best efforts to crack down on it, methamphetamine has become far more destructive now than at any other point in the last decade. This film is an investigation into the drug and th

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Avon Barksdale Story: The Legends Of The Unwired

Most people are or at least should be familiar with the HBO television series "The Wire", but not everyone will be fully aware of the fact that the television series and the people portrayed in it were mostly based on real gangsters from Baltimore. Legends Of The Unwired is the first film to shine a light on this fact and reveal the true people that the characters of The Wire were based on. Fro

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Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

A BBC Storyville special which sets out to take a deep look into the now infamous black market website known as the Silk Road which came into existance back in 2011. Coined the 'Amazon of illegal drugs' the Silk Road was the brainchild of a mysterious, libertarian who went under the moniker of The Dread Pirate Roberts. With the promise of providing his users with complete anonymity and total freed

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Secrets of the Vatican

On 28 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by being the first pope to resign in 600 years. When the helicopter took him away he was leaving behind a bitterly divided Vatican and this FRONTLINE special explores the inside story of the events which undermined Benedict's papacy. It is a story of corruption and coverups, sexual scandal and abuse, of secrets and hypocrisy and a tale of

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The Almost Perfect Murder

The Almost Perfect Murder

On the 28th July 1996, at 5am near Brixham harbour in Devon, two fishermen were getting ready to start work. After a weak first haul, they decided to sail another 6 miles out to an area known as the roughs which is rarely fished. After about an hour with the nets down they begin to haul the catch in only to discover a mans body. The discovery of this body was to be the start of an extraordinary

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Kid Criminals

Kid Criminals

At any one time in the United States there are over 70,000 children being held behind bars. Kid Criminals is a fascinating two part special produced by an award-winning Channel 4 team and in it we explore some of the toughest institutions responsible for housing these juvenile offenders. As we meet some of the child inmates, we quickly discover that some are responsible for committing the most

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Pol Pot: The Journey to the Killing Fields

The Tuol Sleng secondary school is hidden behind a fence in a quite district of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. It has been empty for over 40 years, a silent witness to the agony of a nation. Thousands of men, women and children were tortured in it's classrooms, they were then driven to the outskirts of the city and executed. Nearly 2 million people died in the Killing Fields of Cambodia, a q

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The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK

Acid attacks have existed worldwide for as long as corrosive substances have been around but only in recent years have they become somewhat common place with a reported 1,800 attacks occuring in London since 2010, with a shocking 70% increase seen between the years 2015 and 2016. As the number of victims grows, the statistics are now revealing that Britain has the worst record in the developed

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