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False FlagFalse Flag
Channel 2, 2015 On Hiatus | Drama, Thriller
Rating: 5/5

The series, loosely based on the true story of the assassination in Dubai of a senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh - the co-founder of military wing of the Islamist Palestinian group Hamas on 19 January 2010, revolves around five ordinary Israeli citizens who discover one morning via the media that they are the principal suspects of a high-profile kidnapping and are implicated as culprits in the kidnapping.


Three GirlsThree Girls
BBC One, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Three Girls tells the true story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale.Holly is new to Rochdale and keen to make friends and fit in. She finds herself drawn into a world she cannot escape, despite her pleas for help. It's a world that is all too familiar to sexual health worker Sara, who has been recording and reporting cases of child abuse for years.


Den osannolika mördarenDen osannolika mördaren
Netflix, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Den osannolika mördaren is a fictional interpretation of how Stig Engström, the graphic designer who was named as the probable murderer of Sweden's prime minister Olof Palme, managed to elude justice right up to his death through a combination of audacity, luck and a perplexed police force. What do we know about Stig Engström? How could the police let him get away, despite being on his track? The murder was not planned well, Engström did everything wrong from the beginning and almost no one believed his lies about what he actually did during that fateful night 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden.


Bonnie & ClydeBonnie & Clyde
History, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, History, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

They were the real-life outlaws who terrorized much of the central United States during the early- to mid-1930s.


The Great HeistThe Great Heist
Netflix, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer

The Great Heist is a thrilling series based on the true story of a 1994 robbery that shook Colombia by stealing $33 million from the central bank. Watch as a group of thieves plan and execute one of the biggest heists in history, sending the country into chaos and sparking a manhunt that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


The MoorsideThe Moorside
BBC One, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.8/5

Follows the disappearance of nine year-old Shannon Matthews from The Moorside Estate in Dewsbury.


Everybody Loves DiamondsEverybody Loves Diamonds
Prime Video, 2023 Running | Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

The series is inspired by the 2003 "Antwerp Diamond Heist" dubbed "the world's largest theft of diamonds" by media around the world. It will follow a team of small-time Italian thieves, led by Leonardo Notarbartolo, who manages to deceive top-level security with a genius mastermind plan and steal millions of dollars' worth of precious stones from the Antwerp Diamond Centre.


Far NorthFar North
Sundance, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama
Rating: 5/5

The extraordinary true story of how an everyday couple from the Ahipara community foiled an international crime ring's largest ever deal in the Pacific. Far North-based couple Ed and Heather, unwittingly become involved in one of the largest international drug deliveries to ever hit the shores of New Zealand.


Our ZooOur Zoo
BBC One, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

This show follows the story of George, who is frustrated by memories of fighting in the great war and living with his extended family, he wants to bring more beauty into the world. When he comes across a camel and monkey that are about to be abandoned, he embarks on a plan to set up a zoo.


Love, NinaLove, Nina
BBC One, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Inspired by Nina Stibbe's book, "Love, Nina" is a fictionalized adaptation of Nina's letters home to her sister: a charming, laugh-out-loud culture clash drama series about a young nanny from Leicester finding her feet in 1980s London. It celebrates family and friendship in all its chaotic glory.