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.

The Footballer, His Wife and the Crash

The Footballer, His Wife and the Crash

Football star Jlloyd Samuel seemed to have it all. Playing football in England’s Premier League, he had skill, money and success. But his life soon began to unravel, and his footballing dream became a nightmare. As his wife fought to keep their family together, a tragedy revealed a litany of debts, financial mismanagement and a remarkable secret second life.

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.

The Murder of Grace Millane: Social Media Murders

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What role did social media play in the murder of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane, who went missing while on a Tinder date in New Zealand in 2018? Featuring interviews with people who knew Grace or were involved with the investigation, this compelling true crime documentary explores this disturbing case that shocked the world.

Downfall of the Porn King: The Ron Jeremy Story

Stream Downfall of the Porn King: The Ron Jeremy Story on BBC Select

Ron Jeremy was an adult-film performer who appeared in thousands of films; a porn star who crossed over into the mainstream, rubbing shoulders with movies stars.

But in June 2020, he was charged with numerous counts of rape and sexual assault against 21 women.

Featuring exclusive interviews with the alleged victims, this two-part documentary provides a rare insight into the world of the adult film industry, revealing the inside story of Ron Jeremy’s 40-year career and how his alleged crimes came to light.

Andrew Tate: The Man Who Groomed the World?

Andrew Tate: The Man Who Groomed the World

Through interviews with alleged victims, internal whistle-blowers, and Tate himself, reporter Matt Shea uncovers the truth behind notorious influencer Andrew Tate. This four-year-long investigation uncovers Tate’s cult-like organization and confronts the mysterious mastermind behind the group, who helped craft Tate into a global figurehead while remaining in the shadows, until now.