What could make someone take another person's life? What motivates a serial
killer? For the first time, this powerful documentary series exposes the
horrific yet fascinating crimes through the eyes of the men who must solve them
and bring the criminals responsible to justice.
In each case the detectives reveal, the only way to solve these crimes is to
get inside the killer's mind.
- Milat 27 July 1996: Australian Ivan Milat was sentenced to
life for the murder of seven backpackers in the remote New South Wales bush.
Known as the ‘backpacker murders’ this case was to take three years
- Angel of Death: Aileen Wuornos was America's first female
serial killer – a prostitute and lesbian who hated men. She lured her victims
with the promise of sex and then in cold blood gunned them down. After police
obtained a shocking confession, Wuornos was sentenced to death for the murders
of seven men.
- Additional feature: Confessions of A Serial Killer Hillside
Strangler: The so-called ‘Hillside Strangler’ was the longest trial
in American history. In all, ten women were murdered and their bodies dumped in
the Hollywood Hills – the victims of a sadistic duo who raped, tortured and
killed. Six years after the first murder Angelo Buono and his Uncle Kenneth
Bianchi were sent down for life.
- Additional feature: Murder Mystery And Me: The Joanne Lees
interview. An extraordinary story – Joanne Lees had refused to speak
about the events of that night with Peter Falconio, or what happened
afterwards – until now.
- Additional feature: Colin Pitchfork – Village
3 DVDs • Running time: 295 mins