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Is this 2018’s first great true crime documentary?

Unsolved murders are like catnip for true-crime junkies. Limited information drip-fed over a number of hours has proved the perfect formula for hit series like Making A Murderer and Casting JonBenet. But often, the most frustrating mysteries are best absorbed all at once. Enter Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy – a fascinating one-hour documentary set to air on Crime + Investigation this Sunday (January 14). It’s the gripping untold story of a brutal serial killer on the loose in 1970s Manchester. If you’re a sucker for a good investigative thriller, then you won’t want to miss it. Here’s everything you need to know to get your detective on this weekend.

What’s it about?

Trevor Joseph Hardy, aka The Beast of Manchester, was a convicted serial killer who murdered three innocent schoolgirls back in the mid-’70s. He escaped capture for nearly two years before his arrest in August 1976.

Read more at: http://www.nme.com/blogs/tv-blogs/britains-forgotten-serial-killer-trevor-hardy-2218709

Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: How the making of a revealing new documentary helped a serial killer’s troubled …

Back in the 1970s, killer Trevor Hardy – pictured above in custody in 1978 – murdered three young women in Manchester.

This Sunday, Hardy’s crimes are revisited in a documentary on Crime Investigation, which is based on the work of journalist Lianne La Borde.

“I was doing some research and came across his case. I’ve got a criminology degree and I’d never heard of him. I found his brother Colin and wrote to him,” says Lianne, who was stunned when Colin handed over Hardy’s letters and documents he’d inherited when Hardy died in jail in 2012.

Colin Hardy

Seeking closure: Colin Hardy hopes to move on with his life

Among Hardy’s things were countless letters he’d written to the authorites, retracting his confession over the three killings and, worst of all, trying to convince them Colin was responsible for the unsolved murder of Dorothy

Read more at: http://www.whatsontv.co.uk/news/britain-forgotten-serial-killer-peace-512186/

The most mysterious and elusive serial killer is the subject of a gripping new documentary




By Paul Moore

Mindhunter fans will love this.

Given the fact that TV viewers are currently addicted to David Fincher’s superb Mindhunter on Netflix, it’s somewhat fitting that a documentary about one of David Fincher’s most critically-acclaimed films is coming.

As we know, the director of Se7en, Gone Girl and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a master of the macabre, but some film fans would argue that Zodiac is his definitive serial killer film.

If you haven’t seen the 2007 feature then you’re in for a treat because it’s arguably the most factual representation of what a murder investigation entails – it’s methodical, cold and incredibly detailed.

In the film, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo all go in search of the Zodiac Killer – an unidentified individual who terrorised Northern California during a killing spree that took

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/the-most-mysterious-and-elusive-serial-killer-is-the-subject-of-a-gripping-new-documentary-606251

New documentary on America’s most notorious serial killer looks incredibly dark




By Paul Moore

“The definition of pure evil.”

At present, Marc Meyers’ scripted drama My Friend Dahmer has been earning some solid reviews with the disturbing coming-of-age drama registering 74% on Rotten Tomatoes.

As you may know, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He has since become one of America’s most infamous serial killers.

If you prefer watching documentary features, you might want to set aside some time to watch Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks when it airs on Saturday, November 11.

As per the official description: “Twenty-five years ago, Milwaukee resident Jeffrey Dahmer was tried and convicted of 17 gruesome murders, shaking the public’s perception of evil to its core. The shocking nature of his crimes – luring young men into his home, where he drugged, sexually violated, killed

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/news/documentary-america-serial-killer-dahmer-605032

New documentary on America’s most notorious serial killer looks …




By Paul Moore

“The definition of pure evil.”

At present, Marc Meyers’ scripted drama My Friend Dahmer has been earning some solid reviews with the disturbing coming-of-age drama registering 74% on Rotten Tomatoes.

As you may know, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He has since become one of America’s most infamous serial killers.

If you prefer watching documentary features, you might want to set aside some time to watch Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks when it airs on Saturday, November 11.

As per the official description: “Twenty-five years ago, Milwaukee resident Jeffrey Dahmer was tried and convicted of 17 gruesome murders, shaking the public’s perception of evil to its core. The shocking nature of his crimes – luring young men into his home, where he drugged, sexually violated, killed

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/news/documentary-america-serial-killer-dahmer-605032

New Documentary of Southeast Kansas Serial Killer Family – KOAM … – KOAM

Labette County, KS –

A new documentary on what historians say is America’s first family of serial killers is being released today.  The serial killers were part of one family who lived more than 100 years ago in Southeast Kansas.

The Bender family.

The new film is available on DVD, cable on demand, and online through iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.  It’s called “Bender.”

Historians say the Bender family almost defines a nightmare.  They robbed early settlers and set the stage for other serial killers.  As chilling as that is, perhaps the unknowns of what happened are equally scary.

A simple corn field is a drastic change to how things looked back in the 1870’s.

“Kind of weird, thinking what happened there,” says local historian Crystal Harper.

The corn field was gone, and the Bender family had a small building with a “grocery”

Read more at: http://www.koamtv.com/story/36026801/new-documentary-of-southeast-kansas-serial-killer-family

New Documentary of Southeast Kansas Serial Killer Family – KOAM

Labette County, KS –

A new documentary on what historians say is America’s first family of serial killers is being released today.  The serial killers were part of one family who lived more than 100 years ago in Southeast Kansas.

The Bender family.

The new film is available on DVD, cable on demand, and online through iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.  It’s called “Bender.”

Historians say the Bender family almost defines a nightmare.  They robbed early settlers and set the stage for other serial killers.  As chilling as that is, perhaps the unknowns of what happened are equally scary.

A simple corn field is a drastic change to how things looked back in the 1870’s.

“Kind of weird, thinking what happened there,” says local historian Crystal Harper.

The corn field was gone, and the Bender family had a small building with a “grocery”

Read more at: http://www.koamtv.com/story/36026801/new-documentary-of-southeast-kansas-serial-killer-family

TV tonight: New Grateful Dead documentary debuts on Amazon

TV picks for Friday, June 2

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“Beyond Reasonable Doubt” (9 p.m., HLN): This six-episode true-crime documentary series takes viewers inside the world of forensic investigation through high-profile criminal cases of the past century that were ultimately solved by advances in forensic science or technology. The series features the lead detective of each case (the Green River Killer, 1996 Atlanta bombings) and is elevated by filmic dramatic elements and textures.

“20/20” (10 p.m., ABC): A night of underage drinking led to two lives forever changed and an Alabama town divided. 18-year-old running back Cameron Harrison was charged with first degree rape of Savannah, a 16-year-old classmate, after a police investigation into a high school party in 2015. Savannah speaks exclusively to ABC’s Ryan Smith about the party and what happened afterward. The report also includes interviews with Savannah’s parents, students who were at the party and Detective Jason Vannoy of the Daphne

Read more at: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/02/tv-tonight-new-grateful-dead-documentary-debuts-on-amazon/

Gravesend chef Daniel Whitworth’s family welcomes BBC documentary on Grindr serial killer Stephen Port

The family of a Kent chef murdered by a serial killer he met on Grindr has welcomed a documentary highlighting police failings that allowed him to continue targeting young gay men.

Stephen Port was jailed for life in November after being found guilty of drugging and murdering four men, including Daniel Whitworth from Gravesend, after meeting them on gay dating apps.

This week, a 50-minute documentary telling the story through the eyes of the families of three of Port’s victims is due to be aired.

Stephen Port. Picture: Met Police.

How Police Missed the Grindr Killer will be posted on BBC 3 on Thursday.

Between 2012 and 2015, Port, from Barking, attacked young men he met on Grindr, Fitlads, and other gay dating sites, killing four of them with drug overdoses in 15 months. 

Port was convicted of the murders of Mr Whitworth, 21, as well as 22-year-old Gabriel Kovari, 23-year-old Anthony Walgate and 25-year-old

Read more at: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/victims-family-welcomes-grindr-serial-120540/

Manitowoc County part of documentary featuring convicted serial killer Ed Edwards

MISHICOT, Wis. (WBAY) — After Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’ threw Manitowoc County into the national spotlight, another documentary series is hoping to attract the same attention detailing a different case that involves a convicted serial killer.

Chillers Bar in Mishicot was just a pit-stop for a Los Angeles based film crew in the process of filming a docu-series called “It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards.”

“It’s essentially about us traveling around to look into some various crimes that may have been committed by my grandfather,” said Wayne Wolfe, the grandson of Ed Edwards.

Wolfe said his grandfather was a convicted serial killer that was only discovered in the last few years.

“He died in prison, waiting death row, for the crimes he was charged for,” said Wolfe.

In the docu-series press release, it said Edwards was convicted of five murders over a 20-year period, all involving kidnapping, shootings, stabbings and torture,

Read more at: http://wbay.com/2016/11/16/manitowoc-county-part-of-documentary-featuring-convicted-serial-killer-ed-edwards/