True Crime Documentaries

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BBC Select delves into the world of true crime with a range of eye-opening documentaries. Learn more about crimes that made the headlines including the Wests and Jimmy Saville, shocking misdemeanors from recent times in Britain and America, as well as unlawful acts from the past including the crimes of Jack the Ripper.

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

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?

Murder In Mayfair

Murder In Mayfair

In 2008, 23-year-old Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen was killed after a night out in Mayfair, London. Hours after her death the only suspect in the case, Farouk Abdulhak, the son of one of Yemen’s richest and most powerful men, fled the UK. This true crime documentary seeks answers to what happened to Martine and uncovers how money, political power, and Yemeni law protected Farouk.

Disciples: The Cult of TB Joshua

Disciples: The Cult of TB Joshua

TB Joshua was the head of Nigeria’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, one of the world’s biggest evangelical churches. But now evidence of widespread abuse and torture has come to light. This ground-breaking documentary investigates the activities of the renowned preacher with former church members sharing stories of widespread physical violence and sexual abuse.