True crime documentaries

BBC Select delves into the world of past and present true crime, hosting a number of disturbing BBC documentaries. You can watch these studies featuring the likes of Jack the Ripper and Jimmy Saville in the US and Canada today.

Look Away

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The worlds of TV and film have been rocked by countless shocking stories detailing the abuse and mistreatment of women.

Is the music industry now due its own #MeToo moment?

In this disturbing documentary, women who were groomed in their early teen years come forward to tell their stories. Some of the music business’s biggest stars are implicated.

Married to a Psychopath

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Former police detective Charles Henry had a long and distinguished career. But his most unforgettable assignment was the case of Malcolm Webster, a heartless psychopath who killed his wife and attempted to kill two others.

In this true-crime documentary, Charles revisits the most disturbing case of his career. This is the never-before-told story of how one small-town detective brought a ruthless killer to justice.

Taken: Hunting the Sex Traffickers

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Watch on BBC Select as this gripping true crime documentary tackles the distressing world of human trafficking.

Filmed over three years, this is the inside story of a police investigation into a criminal gang, who snatched young girls from the streets of South America and forced them to sell their bodies in the UK.

Can the detectives track down the crime network’s elusive leader?

Deepfake Porn: You Could Be Next

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Most people think of deepfakes as manipulated video clips of world leaders, designed to create confusion. But the most pressing threat of deepfakes is not politics, but porn. Research shows around 96 percent of deepfake videos are pornographic, almost always involving non-consenting women.

This shocking documentary features women who have been impacted by this form of image-based sexual abuse.

Louis Theroux: Dark States - Murder in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee is said to be one of the most racially divided and impoverished cities in the US. With spiraling murder rates, it encapsulates America’s complex relationship with guns and the increasing disharmony between African-American communities and the police.

Louis Theroux spends time with the Milwaukee Police Department as they patrol District 5, home to some of the nation’s deadliest streets.