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Look and learn
paulnewman2001 from Hertford, England
6 October 2004
First broadcast on The History Channel, this 26-part series takes an
informative trawl through some of the most notorious crimes and
bogeymen of the last century.
Refreshingly, it forgoes the Crimewatch-style dramatic reconstructions
which appear to be de rigueur and chooses instead to let the stories
tell themselves through contemporary documentation and footage.
And what stories, from the killer hippies of Charles Manson and
murdering clown John Wayne Gacy through the reigns of terror inspired
by The Boston Strangler, The Yorkshire Ripper and the Son of Sam to the
numbing horror of the Jonestown massacre.
Also covered are the Lindbergh kidnapping, gangsters Al Capone, Lucky
Luciano and John Dillinger, The Black Panther, John Christie, John
Haigh, The Great Train Robbery, Crippen, the massacre of the tsar's
family, Gary Gilmore, Ted Bundy and lesser known cases such as Dr Sam
Sheppard's possibly tragic miscarriage of justice.
Robert Powell's dulcet tones maintain an air of class and all episodes
offer a wealth of amazing and rarely seen footage.
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