Charles Bronson: Britain’s Hardest Man

Charles Bronson who was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for armed robbery in 1974. His sentence has been extended several times for violent behaviour and he was jailed for life earlier in 2000 after taking an education officer at Hull prison hostage. This programme looks at the history of Charles Bronson, considered one of Britain’s most brutal criminals.

In 1974 he was imprisoned for a robbery and sentenced to seven years. While in prison he began making a name for himself as a loose cannon, often fighting convicts and prison guards. These fights added years onto his sentence. Regarded as a problem prisoner, he was moved 120 times throughout Her Majesty’s Prison Service and spent most of that time in solitary confinement. What was originally a seven year term stretched out to a fourteen year sentence that resulted in his first wife, Irene, with whom he had a son, leaving him. He was released on 30 October 1988 but only spent sixty-nine days as a free man before he was arrested again.

From The Web
Join The Conversation
  • Cracked_actor_no1

    would be great, except for the shite quality! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRxxe0tO61c&feature=channel_video_title

    • http://www.documentaryheaven.com Danny

      Agreed, Still looking for a better quality version

  • Natural1

    First of all, since he hasn’t ever killed anyone, he is definitely NOT Britain’s most dangerous prisoner. Secondly, he was sent in for 7 years for armed robbery, which means he’s just a silly mug who has wasted his whole life.

    • Anonymous

      Basically.

  • Anonymous

    Would never be a dull moment in Bronsons cell.

  • Fred Bazzeeda

    quality of the vid is crap

  • Dancingumbrella

    This man does not deserve a documentary or the title of ‘britain’s hardest man’. He is a punk who can only make it big by hurting people. His original crime wasn’t even one of deadly force. That is 48 minutes of my life wasted.

  • Dancingumbrella

    This man does not deserve a documentary or the title of ‘britain’s hardest man’. He is a punk who can only make it big by hurting people. His original crime wasn’t even one of deadly force. That is 48 minutes of my life wasted.

  • jimbob

    i could not even watch this due to the sound

  • aviam

    watch ‘bronson’ much better film with a remarkable Tom Hardy. Much better

    • Randal Patrick McMurphy

      Great movie!!!

  • carlydm

    Charlie is always portrayed as ‘britains hardest man’. well no, I wouldn’t like to be on the receiving end of a smack in the face from him, but then again he would never raise a hand to me. He’s never hurt women or children, raped or murdered, yet he is treated far worse then some of the ‘humans’ that have. Its a complete waste of government money and taxes keeping a nearly 60 year old man in prison, when all he has done for the last 10 years is raise money for charities and draw… welcome to england!

  • aaron nathan dudd

    Charles bronson should be released asap he is no longer a danger to society he does not murder or rape and does animals get less time n treted better release this man he done afew mistakes in his life heavnt we all?

  • Mike

    Haha, come on, he is not britains hardest man or most dangerous prisoner! it is aload of shite! there is far far more deadly men behind bars!

    • Spencer

      I know a prison officer that used to be his personal officer at woodhill and he recons that Charles Bronson has been in solitery confinement for so many years cos if he was in the mainstream prison he would get killed cos he would be a target for people who wanna get a name for themselves,hardest man inside my arse haha

  • Randal Patrick McMurphy

    I’d pay to see the big mouth shitbags posting on here to spend just one night in a cell with him. Now that would be pure comedy genius.