FRED DINENAGE: MURDER CASEBOOK

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Upcoming episodes

Jan 26th
900p

Archibald Hall: Monster Butler

Conman turned Murderer, Archibald Hall is ScotlandÕs most enigmatic serial killer. Posing as a butler to gain access to the rich and famous he eventually cracked and killed his ex-lover, employers, friend and even his brother in a brutal campaign of killings.
Jan 26th
1000p

Lord Lucan: The Missing Earl

Lord Lucan mysteriously disappeared on the night of 7th of November 1974 when his nanny was bludgeoned to death and his wife was viciously attacked. This incredible case has made history as we all ask where is Lucan? Is he dead or alive? And is he guilty of the murder of Sandra Rivett?
Jan 28th
500p

John Straffen: BritainÕs Longest Serving Prisoner

A wayward youth with no moral compass, Straffen was sent to Broadmoor for strangling two young girls. He escaped six months later and was accused of killing a third young girl. He spent the next 55 years and the rest of his life in prison becoming BritainÕs longest serving prisoner; though he always maintained that he was innocent of the third killing.
Jan 28th
600p

Mary Bell: The Child Killer

11 year-old Bell is the youngest female killer in the UK. Exploring a disturbing curiosity about death she strangled 4 year-old Martin Brown and 3 year-old Brian Howe with the help of her friend. Mary served 12 years in prison before being released and granted anonymity for life in 1984.
Feb 2nd
900p

Peter Manuel

Fred Dinenage examines the horrific murders performed by Scottish serial killer Peter Manuel. Manuel was hanged at the age of 31, convicted of 7 murders but suspected of many more. He was a cold ruthless killer with no motive and an in controllable rage... who just wanted to be the centre of attention.
Feb 2nd
1000p

Raymond Morris: Cannock Chase Murderer?

A paedophile and murderer convicted of killing and sexually assaulting three young girls before dumping their bodies on Cannock Chase. It took a huge police effort and 15 months before Morris was finally convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Morris, who lived opposite the Walsall police station, is still contesting his conviction today.
Feb 4th
500p

Gordon Cummins: Blackout Ripper

Cummins was an RAF pilot of noble birth who went on a rampage killing four women during the Second World War in just six days. Described as Ôa savage sexual maniacÕ it is thought that the women he targeted had questionable morals and that Cummins was on a mission to clear LondonÕs streets. He was hanged on the 25th June 1942 at Wandsworth prison.
Feb 4th
600p

The Richardson Gang

A 1960s group of criminals in South London, England. Less well remembered than their rivals the Krays, they nevertheless had a reputation at their peak as being some of London's most infamous and sadistic gangsters. Also known as the 'Torture Gang', their "speciality" was pinning victims to the floor with 6 inch nails and removing the victims' toes with bolt cutters.
Feb 9th
900p

The A6 murderer

Fred Dinenage investigates the story of the alleged ÔA6 MurdererÕ James Hanratty, and hears the arguments for and against his conviction for murder and rape in an A6 layby.
Feb 9th
1000p

Jack the Ripper

In this episode Fred Dinenage examines the legend of ÔJack the RipperÕ. One of LondonÕs most notorious, but still unknown, serial killers.