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Season 1 / Episode 4 and airs on 17 May 2021 01:00
At the scene of every crime is a story of a time, the place, and its people. This six-part series steps back in time to examine the most gruesome and compelling murder mysteries of the past 200 years, viewed through the lens of the eras and cities in which they took place. Through cinematic reenactments, we follow the determined investigators and complex perpetrators while revealing how each case made its own mark on history.
A body in a bombed-out chapel reveals the true story of life during wartime, when not everyone kept calm and carried on. Some used the cover of the blitz and the blackout to carry out murderous deeds.
In 1893, Chicago hosted the World's Fair and burst onto the world's stage. But there was a darker side to the fair. Thousands of young women were disappearing, several of them last seen with a mysterious individual named H. H. Holmes. He's known in the city as a crook and a swindler, but could he be more? Detectives believe so, but without the aid of blood sampling, fingerprinting or DNA profiling, it will take old school investigative tactics and dogged determination to prove Holmes is indeed the "White City Devil."
In a divided city at the centre of the scientific Enlightenment, the elite turn a blind eye to poverty, injustice, and murder in the name of progress. During this time people were murdered and their bodies sold to science.
How the terror and paranoia that marked Nazi rule let a serial killer get away with murder.
A ruthless con artist capitalizes on the rigid moral and social codes of Victorian England.
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