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Ten Commandments of the Mafia

Ten Commandments of The Mafia

In 2007, Italian police make an astonishing discovery during a raid on a Mafia boss’ villa: a list of the Mafia’s most sacred laws. It’s an incredible find: a code of conduct for the Mob. Now, for the first time, former Mobsters speak out about the rules that govern their criminal world;...

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18th Street Gang

18th Street Gang

18th Street is considered the largest gang in Los Angeles, California, and is a strong armed transnational Latino criminal gang. It is estimated that there are thousands of members in Los Angeles County alone. There are approximately 200 separate individual autonomous gangs operating under the...

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Sherlock Holmes: The True Story

Sherlock Holmes: The True Story

A documentary about the real life inspirations for Sherlock Holmes. A leading professor of medicine, Dr. Joseph Bell is a pioneer in a new field, forensic science. Joseph Bell is the real life model for the greatest fictional detective in history. He inspired his student, Arthur Conan Doyle to...

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Hunting Pablo Escobar

Hunting Pablo Escobar

In 1989 Forbes magazine estimated Escobar to be the seventh-richest man in the world with a personal wealth of close to $25 billion, while his Medellín cartel controlled 80% of the global cocaine market. While seen as an enemy of the United States and Colombian governments, Escobar was a hero...

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The Ken and Barbie Killers

The Ken and Barbie Killers

Paul Bernado and Karla Homolka were Canadian serial killers who attracted worldwide media attention when they were convicted of raping and murdering teenage girls, including Karla's own sister, Tammy Homolka. These two serial killers are part of a fairly exclusive group of killers that killed...

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Secrets of the Dead: Umbrella Assassin

Secrets of the Dead - Umbrella Assassin

On Monday, September 11, 1978, Bulgarian émigré, writer, and broadcast journalist Georgi Markov died in London at the age of 49. A political murder, his death remains one of the Cold War's greatest mysteries. Markov was an acclaimed literary figure in Bulgaria before he defected to the West...

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Behind Bars

Behind Bars

Another chance to see the BAFTA award winning presenter traveling to northern California to visit America's notorious San Quentin State Prison. Built in 1852, San Quentin is one of America's oldest prisons and suffers from chronic overcrowding. Although famous for its death row the prison's...

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H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer

H.H. Holmes - America's First Serial Killer

Depicts the entire life of Herman Mudgett, AKA Holmes, and his castle of horrors. Also known as the torture doctor, Holmes designed his own building, complete with torture chambers, where he rented rooms to unsuspecting victims visiting the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Focuses on Dr. Holmes'...

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How to Kill a Human Being

How to Kill a Human Being

Former Conservative MP Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution. As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain, Michael sets out to find a solution which is...

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