Britain’s Darkest Taboos: Series 5
Brand New and Exclusive to Crime + Investigation
Sundays from 21 February at 9pm
Returning for a fifth series exclusively on Crime + Investigation, Britain’s Darkest Taboos sheds light on recent British crimes that shocked the nation.
Exploring some of the most chilling acts of violence the UK has ever seen, each episode of Britain’s Darkest Taboos looks beyond the headlines, focusing on the families at the heart of these unimaginable crimes, many of whom are speaking out for the first time. The series analyses the disturbing motives behind the incomprehensible acts and most importantly, the devastating effects that they have left in their wake.
Some of the crimes explored in the series include the shocking case of 14-year-old Breck Bednar, who was groomed online and then murdered by an older teenager in 2014, to the tragedy of Melissa Crook, who died alongside her baby son and father when her ex-husband set fire to their home, and the sadistic murder of teenager Georgia Williams by a spurned admirer.
With heart-breaking accounts from close family and friends of the victims, this series also examines the cruel murder of disabled 27-year-old Gemma Hayter, who was tortured and left to die by the people she called her friends, and the sad story of Rana Faruqui, who was stalked and brutally stabbed to death by her violent ex partner.
Other crimes explored in the eight-part series include the horrific killing of 15-month-old Kamran Rose by his mother’s boyfriend; the case of Christine Chambers, who was shot dead by her ex-husband alongside their two-year-old daughter; pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, who was murdered by her boyfriend; and Louise Turnbull, who suffered years of sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather.
Psychologist Emma Kenny will be joined by former Detective Superintendent and new CI expert David Swindle, who will offer fascinating criminal analysis into these shocking crimes, alongside accurate dramatic reconstructions of key events.
Featuring intimate interviews, previously unheard police footage and reconstructions, each episode reveals the tragic events that led to the unimaginable crimes, as well as the destructive aftermath.
Britain’s Darkest Taboos returns on Sunday 21 February at 9pm and continues for eight weeks, only on CI (Sky 553, Virgin 275, BT 328 and TalkTalk 328).