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Lucy Worsley investigates why we are so fascinated by grisly, gruesome murders

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Murder: why are we so fascinated by this grisly subject? Renowned historian Lucy Worsley delves into some of the most notorious killings from the past and looks at the way they were reflected in the art and entertainment of the time in this BBC Select true crime documentary. From Jack the Ripper to Agatha Christie, what does this murderous obsession tell us about the British psyche?

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