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    Back From The Dead: The John Darwin Story (2016)

    Five and a half years after a baffling canoe accident, the man said to have perished in the icy waters of the North Sea – now officially dead – walked into a London police station. He claimed he had lost his memory and didn’t know who he was… youtube John Darwin disappearance case @ […]

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    Bad Dads’ Army: The Hatton Garden Heist (2016)

    Following the court verdict, which saw more members of the gang responsible for Britain’s biggest ever burglary convicted, this is the full, inside story of how they nearly pulled off Easter 2015’s £14 million record-breaking heist. With exclusive access to the elite Flying Squad and their dramatic investigation, including remarkable covert surveillance of the […]

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    Britain’s Biggest Heists: Millennium Dome Diamond Heist (2010)

    On 7th November, 2000, The Millennium Dome became the scene of Britain’s biggest attempted heist. The Millennium Star – a 203 carat diamond – and a set of rare blue gems on show at the attraction became the targets of a highly dangerous gang of thieves. In the most audacious attack seen on British […]

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    Britain’s Biggest Heists: The Baker Street Robbery (2011)

    The Baker Street Robbery took place in September 1971, when a small gang tunneled their way 40 feet under Lloyds Bank in Baker Street, breaking through the reinforced concrete floor with a thermal lance. They were detected by a nearby amateur radio enthusiast who alerted the police, who originally failed to detect the robbery […]

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    Britain’s Biggest Heists: The Brink’s Mat Robbery (2010)

    In 1983 a gang of armed robbers hijacked a security depot near Heathrow Airport and held the guards hostage, expecting to steal cash in the region of £3 million. But their operation didn’t go exactly according to plan. Security guard Robin Risely couldn’t remember his part of the codes to the safes and remarkably […]

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    Britain’s Biggest Heists: The Swissport Robbery (2011)

    In May 2004 a gang of eight masked men raided a depot at Heathrow Airport with the intention of stealing millions of pounds in cash and gold bullion. Wielding knives, hockey sticks and clubs, they forced their way into a secure area of the Swissport warehouse and began to load bank notes and precious […]

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    Copycat Killers: Saw (2016)

    He sat on the road with his legs twisted under him and his hands cuffed behind his back. His oversized glasses drooped as he cried for help. Brian Wells, a pizza deliveryman, was caught in a bizarre bank robbery. He had walked in with a bomb strapped to his neck, and now no-one wanted […]

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    D.B. Cooper: Case Closed? (2016)

    On November 24th, 1971 a man dressed in a suit and tie hijacked a Northwest Orient flight bound for Seattle, Washington. He said he had a bomb and demanded $200,000 in cash and four parachutes. Once he got his ransom, the man jumped into the night, never to be seen again. In the more […]

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    Don’t Fuck with the Lewises (2004)

    A Norwegian film crew travelling across the southern states of America comes across rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis’ native home in Ferriday, Louisiana. Although initially they are especially attracted to the nearby drive-thru liquor store and bar, they decide to concentrate on the striking manager of both the liquor store and Lewis’ childhood home. […]

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    Gypsy Child Thieves (2009)

    If you’ve travelled in Europe you will know the dangers of the Roma, or Gypsy, children who stake out the major tourist centres and swarm around visitors aiming to stealing their money, credit cards and other valuables. Now Producer Liviu Tipurita, using hidden cameras and some remarkable detective skills, shows how these children operate. […]

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    Hatton Garden Britain’s Biggest Diamond Heist? (2015)

    It’s one of the most audacious diamond heists in British history: despite CCTV, alarms and security guards, a six-man gang spent the Easter weekend breaking into a vault in London’s Hatton Garden, escaping with the contents of safe-deposit boxes estimated to be worth millions. But how did they get away with it? Declan Lawn […]

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    Hatton Garden: One Last Job (2016)

    On the Easter bank holiday weekend, 4 men in their 60s and 70s committed the most daring heist in British criminal history. They stole £14m in gold, jewellery, and cash from Hatton Garden. The men have pleaded guilty and now their accomplices are awaiting sentencing for their part in the plot. The ringleaders were […]