Great Crimes and Trials

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Great Crimes and Trials
GenreDocumentary
Created byPhilip Nugus and Johnathan Martin (Nugus/Martin Productions LTD)
StarringRobert Powell
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series3
Production
Running time30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelThe History Channel
Original run1992 – 1995
 
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Great Crimes and Trials
GenreDocumentary
Created byPhilip Nugus and Johnathan Martin (Nugus/Martin Productions LTD)
StarringRobert Powell
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series3
Production
Running time30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelThe History Channel
Original run1992 – 1995

Great Crimes and Trials is an early 1990s BBC documentary television series. The program consists of archival material combined with never before seen interviews to reconstruct a renowned crime, examining the felon's motives, details of the crime, the investigations and the trial. Each episode is narrated by actor Robert Powell.

In the United Kingdom the program is shown on weekdays on the Crime & Investigation Network. The first series was released on DVD by Columbia Tristar in 2005, and the third series was released on DVD by Network DVD in 2011. The first and second series were released on video by Columbia Tristar in 1997.

Contents

Episodes

Series 1 (1992)

NumberEpisodeNotes
1The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping
2Lucky Luciano
3Al Capone
4Son of Sam
5The Hillside Stranglers
6John Dillinger - Public Enemy No. 1
7The Manson Family Murders
8The Jonestown Massacre
9The Green Beret Killings
10The Case of Dr. Sam Sheppard
11Neville Heath
12Ted Bundy
13Gary Gilmore
14The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
15John Gacy
16The Massacre of the Tsar and the Imperial family
17Dr. Crippen
18The Great Train Robbery
19The Boston Strangler
20Haigh the Acid Bath Murderer
21John Christie of Rillington Place
22The Black Panther
23Murph the Surf
24The Hammersmith Murders
25The McKay Kidnapping
26The Yorkshire Ripper

Series 2 (1993)

NumberEpisodeNotes
1Charles Starkweather
2Howard Hughes Biography Hoax
3Jean Harris
4The Kidnap of Patty Hearst
5Richard Speck
6Caryl Chessman
7Roberts, Duddy and Witney
8Jeremy Bamber
9Hitler and the Nuremberg Trials
10Stalin and the Massacre at Katyn Wood
11The Assassination of Gandhi
12The Assassination of Martin Luther King
13The Kennedy Assassination
14The A6 Murder
15Dennis Nilsen
16Charles Whitman
17US Brinks Robbery
18The Night Stalker
19The Rosenbergs
20Jimmy Hoffa
21Dan White
22Bonnie and Clyde
23Wayne Williams
24AlcatrazEpisode features several stories of attempted escape from Alcatraz
25The Ku Klux Klan
26The Rise of The Mafia

Series 3 (1995)

NumberEpisodeNotes
1Mark Chapman and the Killing of John Lennon
2Gaston Dominici
3Henry Lee Lucas
4Donald Hume[disambiguation needed]
5John DuffyEpisode made before revelation of Duffy's acquaintance
6Graham Young
7Sir Harry Oakes
8Lord Haw-Haw
9DeFeo and BensonEpisode features the individual stories of Ronald DeFeo, Jr. and Steven Benson
10Donald Merrett
11Roy Fontaine
12Buck Ruxton
13Leonard Lake and Charles Ng
14John Bodkin Adams
15Heidnik and DahmerEpisode features the individual stories of Gary M. Heidnik and Jeffrey Dahmer
16Judge Joe Peel
17Sacco and Vanzetti
18The Trunk MurdersEpisode involves two similar stories of murder
19Brown and Kennedy and other Police KillingsEpisode features the case of Brown and Kennedy as well as Bently and Craig and Guenther Podola
20The Siege of Sidney Street
21Leopold and Loeb
22The Zodiac KillerEpisode features the cases of the California Zodiac Killer as well as the New York Zodiac and the Green River Killer. Episode made before capture of both the New York Zodiac and the Green River Killer
23The Assassination of Robert Kennedy
24Pol Pot and the Killing fields of Cambodia
25The Malmedy Massacre
26Ma Barker and Other Public Enemies

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