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Murder, Mystery and My Family

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Genre: Factual
Production Year: 2017

Broadcaster: BBC One
Producer: Chalkboard TV

Intriguing new series in which descendants go on an emotional journey to clear the name of a relative executed for murder. Between 1900 and 1970 over 2000 people were hanged for murder in the UK, many of them protesting their innocence to the end. The shame of these executions remains with families today, felt by a generation who never knew their dead relative. In each episode, top legal experts re-examine historical cases using present day investigative techniques. They will scour through court records to find undisclosed evidence, and reconstruct the crime scene using modern forensic techniques to find out what really happened. One lawyer will be working for the defence, while the others' job is to find counter arguments and evidence. Once all the evidence is gathered, fresh new arguments are presented to a judge by both sides. A final verdict in each episode will either exonerate and remove the family shame, or condemn the guilty party. Is there a case for a posthumous pardon, or did the executed individual commit the crime for which they were convicted?

Available Episodes

  1. 1 Episode 1
  2. 2 Episode 2
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