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Murder Maps

Series 1

Murder Maps

  • The Bermondsey Horror

    The brutal murder of a Bermondsey man by his lover in 1849 enraptured the public, even piquing Charles Dickens' interest. This infamous case is probed in depth.

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  • In the Shadow of Jack

    At the time of Jack the Ripper, Victorian London was also tormented by the elusive 'Borough Poisoner', George Chapman. His monstrous murders are revisited here.

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  • Finding Dr Crippen

    In 1910, the infamous Dr Crippen killed his wife and buried her in the basement. This darkly fascinating series reveals how he was caught trying to flee to Canada.

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  • The Brides in the Bath Killer

    Evil George Smith married and murdered several wives in the 1910s. Hear how a revolutionary pathologist used pioneering forensic methods to catch him.

  • Murder in the Roaring Twenties

    Lovers Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters were hanged in 1923 for the murder of Thompson's husband. Find out why this case caused such controversy.

  • The Blackout Ripper

    The Blackout Ripper was one of the most feared men in London during the Blitz. Hear the terror he wreaked in 1942 as he killed four women under cover of darkness.

  • The Lady Killer

    True crime fans should tune in to hear about the case of Neville Heath, an ex-serviceman who killed two women he dated in 1946. How was this callous conman caught?

  • John Christie: Serial Killer, Part 1

    John Christie killed at least eight women during the 1940s and 1950s, including his wife. Hear more about his shocking crimes in this two-parter.

  • John Christie Serial Killer, Part 2

    WWI veteran John Christie later turned to a life of crime and killed at least eight women. Hear how his murderous spree ended at the gallows.

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Series 3

Murder Maps

  • The Acid Bath Murders

    The disappearance of wealthy widow, Olive Durand-Deacon, in 1949 led police to John George Haigh - who had a gruesome confession to make. Tune in to hear more.

  • The Brighton Trunk Murders

    Hear how grim discoveries made in Brighton train station and King's Cross in the summer of 1934 sparked a huge police probe - and took a surprise turn.

  • The Towpath Murders

    The body of a teenage girl was found the day before Elizabeth II's coronation in June 1953. Days later, another teen was found dead. Hear how the case unfolded.

  • Murder Maps S3

    Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be executed in the UK, hanged after her murder trial in 1955. Ellis had gunned down her lover outside a pub - but why? Nicholas Day finds out.

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Series 4

Murder Maps

  • The Shepherd's Bush Murders

    New. Examining the 1966 murders of three police officers in Shepherd's Bush that led to a huge manhunt and calls for the death penalty to be reinstated.

  • Murder Maps (4)

    Historic murder cases are reviewed with an emphasis on the locations the killings.

  • The Black Widow

    New. Dramatised account of 19th-century serial killer Mary Ann Cotton, aka the Black Widow, who travelled around north-east England and murdered men for their life insurance.

  • The Jigsaw Murders

    New. The case of Dr Ruxton, a physician who lived a quiet, respectable life in Lancaster, until in 1935 he beat, strangled and stabbed his wife and housemaid to death.