Crime

Richard Ramirez: The Night Stalker

In 1985 Los Angeles would be terrorized by a series of brutal sexual assaults and murders. Man, women, the elderly, and children were all in the sadistic killer's sights. This indiscriminate targeting has never been seen before when dealing with a past serial killer. The victim's last hours alive were at the hands of someone who was laughing as he tortured, sexually assaulted, and killed them. He

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Murder on the Streets

Serious violence is on the rise across Britain, with 100 violent deaths in London in 2018 alone, including at least 16 teenagers. During the summer of that year, Panorama went to the heart of one community affected by the violence, filming with the family of a murdered teenager. A 17-year-old boy who was shot dead in Southwalk, South London, his name was Rhyhiem Barton. Barton was a well-known ra

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The Baby Stealers

Every year hundreds of children disappear from the streets of Kenya but who takes them and where is it that these children end up has always been a mystery, until now. For over a year BBC Africa Eye has been investigating the underground trade in Kenyan children, going undercover to expose the networks that snatch babies from homeless mothers and sell them to the highest bidder in underground cli

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The Billion Dollar Art Hunt

As an arts journalist John Wilson has covered the theft of many great paintings over the years, most never return but when they do it usually makes headline news, and a journalist like him will tell the story of how it was recovered, once the art is safely hanging back on a wall. However, in June 2019, Wilson got a tip-off from a reliable source promising to take him on a journey to recover paint

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Bronson: Britain’s Most Dangerous Prisoner

Charles Bronson was jailed for armed robbery in 1974 and should have been released three years later, except for a few fleeting weeks of freedom on the outside he has been behind bars ever since. However, Bronson has never actually killed anyone and a quarter of a century in the prison system has changed him both mentally and physically. He is a man of many faces, at times he is both aggressive a

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Maddie and the Monster

If innocence has a face then surely it is that of three-year-old Madeleine McCann, who in May 2007 went missing from her family holiday home. It is a heartbreaking mystery, but ever since the night she disappeared her anguished but unbroken parents Kate and Gerry have never let the world forget their daughter. However, the evil that befell Madeleine over a decade ago may now finally have a name,

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The Brandon Teena Story

Brandon Tenna was a transgender man from Lincoln, Nebraska in the United States, who was the victim of a violent hate crime in 1993 and was later murdered in Humboldt, Nebraska, alongside Phillip DeVine and Lisa Lambert in what became known as "The Humboldt Murders". Brandon's life and death became the subject of the Academy Award-winning 1999 film called Boys Don't Cry, which was in part based o

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The Joy (Mountjoy Prison)

The Joy is a four-part documentary series that takes us inside Dublin's Mountjoy Prison, which is one of Ireland's largest prison facilities. Apart of the landscape for over 160 years, The Joy jas become synonymous with the capital city of Dublin, operating 24-hours a day 365 days a year. With over 750 inmates, over 700 staff, and eight prison governors it's a city within a city where drugs are c

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Welcome to HMP Belmarsh with Ross Kemp

HMP Belmarsh is located near the River Thames, southeast London. It is one of Britain's most infamous high-security prisons and for nearly thirty years it's locked up some of the country's most dangerous convicts. From the great train robber Robbie Biggs, to Ian Huntley and the Islamic extremist Anjem Choudary, but what happens inside has remained virtually unknown with television cameras having

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