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Serial Thriller: The Head Hunter

This is the 3rd and final mini-series in Investigation Discovery's docudrama which is a true story based on a real American serial killer.


Holding On

A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts as a catalyst of change for a large and diverse group of people seemingly unconnected with this terrible event. As the ripples of change expand this group of people come under increasing pressure to face the harsh realities of their existence and turn away from the cosy fantasies they thought they knew. Some discover an inner strength that inspires them to better their lives and look to the future with hope but for others the overwhelming waves of despair and despondency push them ever nearer to the edge of the abyss. Watching it all with a jaundiced eye and a practiced put down, apparently aloof and untouched by events, is Gary Rickey, born Billy Rickey in the town of the same name, a London broad sheet food critic who doesn't seem to like food or it doesn't like him. However, even he cannot escape the inevitable and must eventually decide to sink or swim in this tide of change as it spreads ever wider.


Deep

A police investigator is dealing with a life threatening illness, while trying to map out the spreading of a new synthetic drug that's all the rage in Paris.


Recruits

An observational documentary series that follows a group of police recruits as they embark on the long and grueling journey towards becoming fully-fledged police officers. With unprecedented access to the New South Wales Police academy and its recruits out on the beat, the series will give audiences a rare glimpse at what's required of the people we entrust to keep the peace and uphold the law. The series will follow two groups of trainee officers. The first group are student Recruits beginning 8 months of gruelling training at the NSW Goulburn Police College. From fresh-faced 18-year-old school leavers to married men and women looking for a career change, this group of recruits will be put through the ringer to test if they have what it takes to be cops. We'll see them leave family and friends for 8 months and we'll come to understand the personal and financial sacrifice each of them make with the goal of becoming a police officer. We'll be with them as they tackle their first fitness assessment, learn how to handle and fire their weapon and perform a textbook arrest. But not all of them will make it. It may be that the financial pressures are too great, or that the physical training is simply too much for them to cope with. Whatever the reason, some recruits will leave the academy prematurely with their dreams of becoming a police officer in tatters. For those who do make the grade, we'll see them graduate from the academy as the second group in the series. It's a ceremony rich in symbolism: they remove the blue student bands from their caps to reveal the blue and white checks that are an international symbol of policing. But their time to celebrate and reflect is short - many will find themselves on duty the following day. The pressure is on, and as Probationary Constables, these recruits will have to rely on their training and intuition to get them through some very tricky situations. We'll witness the landmark moments in any officer's career: their first arrest, attending a crime scene, dealing with alcohol fuelled street violence and the moment every officer dreads, their first fatality. The Recruits will be as action packed and enthralling as any young police officer's career. The road towards becoming an officer in uniform is a long and bumpy one, and our cameras will be there to capture every moment of drama, elation and disappointment as students are transformed from dedicated civilians into highly trained police officers.


Big Easy Justice

Tat-2, a bounty hunter, tracks down hard-to-find criminals in New Orleans.


Speeders

Ride along as America's finest pull over unruly, unsuspecting speeders.


Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese tourist accidentally witnesses Phantom's latest murder. Desperate to escape, the tourist hides in a secluded building. However, Phantom, revealed to be a young woman named Ein, and the leader of Inferno "Scythe Master" captures the tourist and brainwashes him. Given the name "Zwei," this once peaceful tourist is now a puppet of Inferno with no memories. Drawn into a world of lies, deceit, and violence, Zwei must fight to survive, hopefully to one day regain his memories and escape from this world where he is constantly on the brink of death.


Britain on the Fiddle

Documentary series in which reporter Richard Bilton looks at the problem of tax and benefit fraud, joining teams as they track down the people stealing money from the state.


77 Sunset Strip
ABC, 1958 | Drama, Action, Crime

A look at how private detectives work in Los Angeles, based out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip.


Kraft Suspense Theatre

Kraft Suspense Theatre was filmed in Hollywood and once a month was preempted to allow a special appearance by Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall. The plots revolved around murder, intrigue, terror, and danger. There was also Kraft Mystery Theatre which ran from June 14, 1961 until September 25, 1963 and this is sometimes confused with the Kraft Suspense Theatre. The shows are totally distinct, however. KST gave birth to two more shows (or spin-offs): The initial two-parter, "The Case Against Paul Ryker", served as the pilot for the short-lived show, 'Court-Martial', in 1965. And "Rapture at Two Forty" presented in April 1965 was the pilot for the later series 'Run For Your Life' that ran for three seasons.