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Sky Launches New Channel Dedicated To True Crime Documentaries

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Sky Launches New Channel Dedicated To True Crime Documentaries

True crime fans can wave goodbye to any kind of social life, because Sky has launched a brand new channel solely dedicated to documentaries.

Sky Crime will feature a whole load of programmes that will take a closer look at some of the worst criminals in history, as well as encourage its viewers to delve into various unsolved cases.

The channel has launched on Sky TV and Now TV packages, with the mysterious tagline of 'Question Everything'.


It will tackle crime cases from both the UK and the US, looking at serial killers including Ed Kemper. It will also include a series In Defense Of, which will be available from 2 October. It will look at the problematic relationships between violent murderers and their attorneys - an aspect of true crime that is rarely focused on in detail.

Credit: Sky Crime
Credit: Sky Crime

The synopsis of the series reads: "In Defense Of provides a chilling account of the complex relationships between notorious defendants - including Jodi Arias, Clive Doyle and Timothy McVeigh - and the attorneys that represented them.

"This four-part series starts with story of John Henry Browne, the criminal defence attorney who represented one of history's most infamous serial killers, Ted Bundy. We hear from Browne directly, as he recounts the challenges faced in the case, as well as the personal and professional journey he took throughout the case."


Another highlight is the series Britain's Most Evil Killers, which is available from today and looks at homegrown murderers and cases from the UK.

It's descried as an 'addictive series' - good job it's nearly hibernation time.

The official description reads: "The series kicks off with the high-profile murder one of the biggest police investigations in Bristol - the cold-blooded murder of Joanna Yeates, who was killed by her neighbour Vincent Tabak, and details the testimony from Yeates' landlord Christopher Jeffries, who was wrongfully arrested during the investigation."

 Britain's Most Evil Killers will look at murderer Vincent Tabak. Credit: PA
Britain's Most Evil Killers will look at murderer Vincent Tabak. Credit: PA

Other highlights include In Ice Cold Blood, in which actor and rapper Ice T looks at true crime tales which centre around 'money, sex, lust and greed', and Conman: The Life and Crimes of Mark Acklom.

Available from 7 October, the show looks into the story of Britain's most notorious conman. Over 30 years he stole millions from countless victims and lived the high life across the continent under numerous false identities, even swindling his partner Carolyn out of hundreds of thousands.

When her efforts to report this to the police were fruitless, she turned to Martin Brunt, the legendary Sky News crime reporter who has since been tracking Acklom and following his story.

Sky Crime is available on Sky channel 121.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Crime

Topics: TV and Film, True Crime, UK Entertainment

Amelia Ward
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