FRED DINENAGE: MURDER CASEBOOK

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Upcoming episodes

Apr 5th
500a

Derek Bentley Ð Let Him Have It!

Fred discovers the truth behind one of the most controversial miscarriages of justice in the 20th Century in Britain. Derek Bentley was hanged for the murder of PC Sidney Miles even though he didnÕt pull the trigger of the gun that shot him. It was actually 16 year old Christopher Craig who fired the weapon and Derek was actually under arrest at the time. Fred talks to DerekÕs niece Maria Bentley-Dingwall who tells him of his familyÕs fight for justice and the impact it had on them. Fred also meets linguistics expert John Olson who shows Fred how the statements Bentley gave to the police were inaccurate and should never have been used in the original trial that led to his execution.
Apr 6th
500a

Ruth Ellis Ð Last Woman Hanged

Fred re-traces the tragic story of Ruth Ellis who shot her lover, David Blakely, outside of a pub in Hampstead, London in 1955. She was the last woman to be hanged in the UK and many say her death helped bring and end to capital punishment. Fred meets the author and screenwriter Laurence Marks who had interviewed many of the people involved in the case. He points the finger at the involvement of RuthÕs alternate lover Desmond Cussen as having a significant part to play in the murder. Professor David Wilson takes Fred to a shooting range to fire a gun for the first time Ð so he can feel the emotions and adrenaline associated with firing a loaded weapon.
Apr 12th
500a

The Krays

Legendary TV presenter Fred Dinenage is the official biographer to the most renowned gangsters in British historyÉ the Kray Twins. In this extraordinary documentary Fred, for the first time, reveals the truth about his time with the Twins and their famously brutal lives. The documentary is a journey for Fred as he re-examines his time with the Twins. He meets key characters from their lives including ÔMadÕ Frankie Fraser and the godfather of British crime Freddie Foreman. He puts their story into context giving vivid accounts of the time from the extreme poverty of the East End to the brutal conditions of Broadmoor.
Apr 13th
500a

Patrick Mackay: The Psychopath

Obsessed with the Nazi regime and known for torturing animals Patrick Mackay was certified a psychopath at 17. Later he started a pattern of befriending elderly people before brutally murdering them and then sitting with their bodies as they died. Later he was convicted of murdering three elderly people though he confessed to having many more victims.
Apr 19th
500a

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.
Apr 20th
500a

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?