Where the truth really is stranger - and darker - than fiction. Deadly cults, infamous serial killers, cold cases rekindled… we get your obsession.
Where the truth really is stranger - and darker - than fiction.
In this two-part documentary series, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb goes in search of the origins of the gruesome mass witch hunts and trials that infested the British Isles 400 years ago.
In a sleepy North Dakota town, where the crime rate is so low people often don’t lock their front doors, 20-year-old college student Andrew Sadekmysteriously disappears and is found dead almost two months later. His family and friends are shocked to discover he was living a double life. Even more so, that it was against his will.
Starring David Tennant, Des is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous serial killers in UK history – Dennis Nilsen. Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983.
This fascinating and frightening series follows criminologist Professor David Wilson as he conducts a series of interviews with convicted murderer Bert Spencer. Bert is widely suspected of also killing newspaper delivery boy Carl Bridgewater in 1978, one of Britain’s most infamous unsolved murder cases.
From Executive Producer Steven Spielberg comes an inspiring documentary that sheds light on a forgotten massacre during Guatemala's civil war.
David & Me is a gritty, gut-wrenching POV doc about two unlikely friends - a convicted murderer and a young Canadian filmmaker.
With US 2020 elections coming, a team of whistleblowers and journalists journey across America and discover a powerful organization with ties to the heart of the White House: Cambridge Analytica. Fueled by fear-mongering and propaganda, the secret political organization is revealed to have an agenda to rewrite the Constitution.
It was a blood bath. On July 6, 2011, Canadian beer mogul Richard Oland suffered a gruesome 45 blows to his head. His son and heir, Dennis, became the prime suspect. Dive deep into a bewildering mystery, a dark, and twisted tale much like ‘Making a Murderer’, but this time the rich kid is in the crosshairs.
A real-life Breaking Bad for the psychedelic set, “The Sunshine Makers” reveals the untold story of the duo at the heart of the 1960s drug counterculture.
With unprecedented access to the inner workings of Scotland's justice system, this series follows a high-profile murder trial as it unfolds at Glasgow High Court.
Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested in July 2010 after a 25 year killing spree in which it is thought he could have killed over 100 victims.
Jailed for life in 2011 for killing her husband, Sally Challen was convicted on the unanimous decision of the jury. The result provoked little surprise among her friends and family, yet evidence later revealed that Challen was the victim of coercive control from her husband, who would manage her social life and spending. With fewer than 10% of appeals ever quashing a conviction, this documentary is a compelling case for the need for greater nuance in the law and its reporting.
Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy.
The pursuit of Christopher Halliwell by Detective Steve Fulcher has been one of the biggest crime stories in recent years, captivating the public's attention. Spanning more than a decade, multiple murders, two much-publicised trials and one irreparably damaged career, it is a story of the dogged pursuit of a serial-killer by a police officer determined to get justice for the families of his victims.
Frackman tells the story of Dayne ‘Frackman’ Pratzky’s struggle against international gas companies. Australia will soon become the world’s biggest gas exporter, as more than 30,000 wells are sunk in Dayne’s home of Queensland, with many requiring controversial ‘fracking’. He and his neighbours have unwittingly become the centre of a massive industrial landscape and they have little power to fight the wishes of the $200 billion industry.
The Thread is a groundbreaking documentary that exposes the undeniable impact amateur internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, amateur internet sleuths took to Twitter and Reddit, intent on identifying the individuals responsible. The ensuing investigation led to an innocent young man being charged with the crime, thus changing the face of journalism forever.
Ten years later after his first film about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield returns to uncover why she's changed her story after years of proclaiming her innocence.
Sylvia: Tracing Blood plots the clandestine and violent path of international spy Sylvia Raphael, a South African woman who infiltrated Israel's enemies, emerging as a top female Mossad agent.
This timely and emotionally-charged true crime series vividly reexamines one of the most sensational crimes in American history; the brutal 1986 murder of Jennifer Levin at the hands of Robert Chambers. A case that infamously came to be known as The Preppy Murder.
Jim Jones. A name that lives in infamy. This chilling true crime series investigates the charismatic preacher turned cult leader who ordered the deaths of over 900 people.
On July 10, 1981, 60 townspeople surrounded Ken Rex McElroy’s truck and shot him dead. Yet to this day, no one's claimed to have seen a thing. This gripping true crime series examines the unsolved murder of McElroy, now considered one of the most infamous acts of vigilantism in American history.
Maria was only four-years-old when she witnessed her mother’s murder in their Oslo home. The case remained unsolved for over 40 years. In this captivating true crime series, Maria sets out to find out the truth about who killed her mother.
Dive deep into the cult you've never heard of. Ministry of Evil chronicles the life and crimes of televangelist turned cult-leader Tony Alamo who came to wield unimaginable power on the backs of his believers.
Charlize Theron's Oscar-winning portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos was described by Roger Ebert as 'one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema.' Witness her unforgettable performance in the shocking true-life retelling of the infamous serial killer.
The brutal 1959 murders of the Clutter family spawned a hit novel, films and the True Crime genre itself. This gripping docu-series brilliantly separates fact from fiction via powerful interviews with those who knew the Clutters and their killers best.
Highly cinematic in the way of The Staircase, as suspenseful as Serial, and as confounding as Making of a Murderer, Killing for Love is your next true crime binge.
After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds.
An explosive documentary series investigating hate crimes committed in the name of love, passion, and prejudice.
Harrowing stories of tragedy and triumph in the sky are brought to life through official reports and interviews with flight crews, investigators, and survivors of history's most terrifying crashes.
A fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island.
An intimate portrait of John Wojtowicz, the inspiration behind Al Pacino's character in Sidney Lumet's Oscar Nominated Dog Day Afternoon.
A tense thriller exploring the real life crimes of British serial-killer John Reginald Christie. With Tim Roth and Samantha Morton.
This gripping documentary reveals the shocking truth of guns in the USA. An award-winning team picks apart a series of shootings that happened over a single weekend, revealing how, when and why these crimes happened. They draw on CCTV footage, police body cameras, mobile phone videos and interviews to throw viewers into the heart of the action.