People Magazine Investigates: Cults
From Thursday 11 July at 22:00
The magnetic, dangerous world of cults has been making the headlines across the world over the years. In this powerful series, People Magazine explores the shocking stories of ordinary people who get caught up in a terrifying web of abuse, deception, and manipulation. How did Charles Manson entice dozens of young women to live with him in his commune in late 60s California; and how did he order his followers to commit a string of gruesome murders? What led 39 people to follow Heaven's Gate leader, Marshall Applewhite to their graves in 1997? This series examines these chilling cases and more, through the eyes of survivors who managed to escape and the People journalists who covered these harrowing stories.
Death In The Bayou: The Jennings 8
From Sunday 7 July at 21:00
Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight young women were found dumped in and around the small town of Jennings, Louisiana. Although they all knew each other, and their bodies were discovered in very similar circumstances, local police refused to link the deaths. After more than 10 years, the cases are still unsolved, leaving the community haunted by the question: who killed the Jennings 8? Tired of waiting for justice, Brittany and Taylor Dubois, sisters of victim Whitnei Dubois, are on a mission to find the truth. As the stories of Whitnei and the other early victims unfold, friends and family members talk about their lives and their suspicious deaths, revealing a world of secrets and suspects beneath the surface of this small town, exploding to a surprising arrest.
The Wonderland Murders
From Monday 29 July at 21:00
Hidden amongst the rolling mountains and deep forests of the iconic Pacific Northwest sits a breeding ground for one of the deadliest terrains in the world. Known as a 'serial killer's playground', this land once dubbed "Wonderland" due to its grandeur and summer beauty, washes away into nine dreary months of rain that bring grey skies and a falling mist. And shrouded in fog are those who are driven to kill. This series follows the dedicated Portland homicide investigators who examine a series of mysterious, riveting and disturbing murder cases in the area. As a team, these investigators explore stories of mystery, obsession, and cold-blooded evil. Recreations, exclusive crime scene video and first-person interviews bring to life a haunting yet beautiful world where a heavy mist often shrouds its hidden horrors.
Diabolical: Deadly Love
From Friday 5 July at 22:00
There are some devious people who use their wits and wiles to manipulate, seduce and even try to get away with murder. This series recounts the chilling tales of murderous masterminds using their devious ways to carry out shocking murders. From the murder of police officer that at first appears to be a suicide, to the suspicious death of a woman in the middle of a crowded lake, investigators peel back the layers of each case to reveal the dark truth. Full of psychological suspense, these compelling, intrigue-driven mysteries feature all the twists and turns of a true-crime thriller - and at the heart of each case is a devastating plot devised by a cold-hearted killer.