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Upcoming episodes

May 21st
400p

Playing Card Killer: Alfredo Galan , The

At school, Alfredo Galan always wanted to be the centre of attention. But he failed in class. When he left to join the army, he saw himself as a hero-soldier. But as one of SpainÍs overseas peace-keeping forces in the besieged city of Mostar, he was under strict instructions not to respond to provocation. For a would-be hero, he felt useless.
May 22nd
400p

Costa Killer: David Baxendale , The

The Costa Del Sol became a sanctuary for British criminals in the nineties. Loose extradition arrangement between Spain and the UK meant dozens could hide from justice amongst the holiday-makers who throng each year to the regionÍs sundrenched beaches.
May 23rd
400p

Released to Kill: Leigh Robinson

Leigh Robinson was due to be hanged after stabbing to death the ex-girlfriend he professed to love in a Melbourne suburb. He was then 20 and it was 1968. A year earlier VictoriaÍs Prime Minister, Henry Bolte, had infamously refused to give clemency to another killer, Ronald Ryan. But RobinsonÍs life was spared. His deed was considered a ïdomesticÍ and not on a par with those of other murderers.
May 24th
400p

Killer in The Outback: Bradley Murdoch

These are extraordinary crimes committed by ordinary people. Meet the neighbor who waves politely, the friend who is the life and soul of a party, the colleague who buys the coffee. All are ready to kill, rape, maim or harm. They live cheek by jowl with us; they look, sound and behave like us - but they are evil and their crimes have shocked the world.This series hears from the people who knew, loved or trusted those hunted for vicious crimes, of those who lived alongside, laughed with or felt the warmth of a monster - the wives and daughters, husbands and sons, the friends, neighbors, detectives and prosecutors who have eye-balled evil in the dock.Unraveling tales of horror - made all the more awful because of their ordinariness.æ
May 25th
400p

Green Eyed Monster: Elliot Turner , The

New Zealander Emily Longley was just 17 when she left her home not far from Auckland for college in one of EnglandÍs most glamorous holiday spots. Life near Sandbanks in Poole involved hard days in college and lively nights in beach-front bars. She was young, beautiful and hugely popular. Tragically, she was to get involved with Elliot Turner, a man whose Indonesian mother and British father had raised to think was destined for wealth from the family jewelry stores. What Elliot wanted, he got.
May 29th
400p

Bloodlust Killer: Mark Shirley , The

These are extraordinary crimes committed by ordinary people. Meet the neighbor who waves politely, the friend who is the life and soul of a party, the colleague who buys the coffee. All are ready to kill, rape, maim or harm. They live cheek by jowl with us; they look, sound and behave like us - but they are evil and their crimes have shocked the world.This series hears from the people who knew, loved or trusted those hunted for vicious crimes, of those who lived alongside, laughed with or felt the warmth of a monster - the wives and daughters, husbands and sons, the friends, neighbors, detectives and prosecutors who have eye-balled evil in the dock.Unraveling tales of horror - made all the more awful because of their ordinariness.æ
May 30th
400p

Dishonourable Killers: Ifitkhar and Farzana Ahmed , The

Farzana Ahmed had never left her mountain village in Pakistan when marriage meant she faced a life in the West. Her husband Iftikhar had swapped Denmark for Britain by the time he journeyed to his ancestral home to collect a bride he was destined by prior arrangement to marry. Whilst he had adopted European habits, Farzana remained resolutely traditional.
May 31st
400p

Cop Killer: Pedro Jimenez , The

Pedro Jimenez aka ïConanÍ, the name given to him by his cellmates, into the apartment of two Police women, tied them to their beds and about ensuring their final hours were pure hell. First he raped Officer Rodriguez, consequently stabbing her to death. He then walked into room of Silvia Nogaledo where, as she pleaded for her life, he killed her
Jun 1st
400p

Family Killer: Jason Downie , The

Jason Alexander Downie superficially seemed settled in Kapunda, South Australia. He had moved with his family from the Kilmarnock in Scotland in 2006. But behind the sun glasses he liked to wear, there was turmoil. He wanted to date a local girl called Chantelle Rowe _ but she had rejected his advances. He became increasingly obsessed with
Jun 4th
400p

Sarah Scazzi The TV Murder

A team of Italian psychologists, criminologists and journalists tell the story of the disappearance of the teenager Sarah Scazzi from the coastal town of Avetrana, and the sinister family plot to cover up her murder. Presented by Massimo Picozzi.