This episode of Dispatches from Channel 4 examines the crime which shook Britain to its very core, the murder of 2 year old James Bulger in 1993. More specifically it sets sights on James’ killers Robert Thompson (born 23 August 1982) and Jon Venables (born 13 August 1982) at 10 years of age these two carried out such a horrendous crime it seemed unimaginable that two 10 year olds could even contemplate let alone carry out.
Released in 2001 this film was made in response to the growing anger that the people of Britain were feeling towards the release of Thompson and Venables and also as to how well they were treated whilst in prison. Most people felt they had it too easy.
This documentary sets out to shine a light on the public outcry whilst also unearthing new photos of how the boys look now and the potential attacks they may face if released.