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Sherwood (2022)Sherwood (2022)
BBC One, 2022 On Hiatus | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Set in the Nottinghamshire mining village, Sherwood sees two shocking and unexpected murders shatter an already fractured community leading to one of the largest manhunts in British history.


GunpowderGunpowder
BBC One, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.


LandscapersLandscapers
Sky Atlantic, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.7/5

Landscapers explores the lives of convicted killers Susan and Christopher Edwards, and asks how this devoted and mild-mannered couple came to kill Susan's parents and bury them in the back garden of their Mansfield home, in a crime that remained undiscovered for over a decade. This blackly comic, narratively playful true crime drama is based on extensive research, hours of interviews and direct access to the accused, who have always protested their innocence of murder.


A Spy Among FriendsA Spy Among Friends
BritBox, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.2/5

A Spy Among Friends follows the defection of notorious British intelligence officer and KGB double agent, Kim Philby (West), through the lens of his complex relationship with MI6 colleague and close friend, Nicholas Elliott (Lewis). The show examines espionage through their friendship, the fallout of which affects East-West relations to this day.


Bad Blood (2017)Bad Blood (2017)
City, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Bad Blood is a story of family, loyalty, deceit, power, greed and ultimately revenge. Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto is a criminal anomaly - the only man to bring peace among the disparate wings of the Montreal crime world who would serve as a de facto CEO while ensuring a lucrative payday for all. When Rizzuto is suddenly arrested and extradited to Colorado's Supermax Prison for the 1981 murders of three Bonanno crime family members, the powerful empire he built begins to crumble. Rizzuto watches helplessly as his family and friends are killed one by one. Upon his release from prison in October 2012, a Shakespearean-level revenge tale unfolds, leading to the brutal murders of his closest companions, and ultimately, to the death of Rizzuto himself.


It's a SinIt's a Sin
Channel 4, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin are young lads, strangers at first, leaving home at 18 and heading off to London in 1981 with hope and ambition and joy... and walking straight into a plague that most of the world ignores. Year by year, episode by episode, their lives change, as the mystery of a new virus starts as a rumour, then a threat, then a terror, and then something that binds them together in the fight.It's the story of their friends, lovers and families too, especially Jill, the girl who loves them and helps them, and galvanises them in the battles to come. Together they will endure the horror of the epidemic, the pain of rejection and the prejudices that gay men faced throughout the decade.


I'll Be Gone in the DarkI'll Be Gone in the Dark
HBO Max, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Crime, Mystery, Documentary, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Journalist McNamara was determined to find the violent offender she dubbed "The Golden State Killer," who terrorized California in the late 1970s and early 1980s, committing 50 home-invasion sexual assaults and ten murders. I'll Be Gone in the Dark is a comprehensive exploration of the case of an elusive, violent predator, as well as a haunting personal memoir and self-examination of McNamara's obsessive quest for justice on behalf of the victims and survivors of the crimes.


A Friend of the FamilyA Friend of the Family
Peacock, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

The harrowing true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by a charismatic, obsessed family "friend." The Brobergs - devoted to their faith, family, and community - were utterly unprepared for the sophisticated tactics their neighbor used to exploit their vulnerabilities, drive them apart, and turn their daughter against them.


A Small LightA Small Light
Disney+, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

A Small Light follows twenty-something Miep Gies who, when her boss Otto Frank came to her and asked her to hide his family from the Nazis during World War II, didn't hesitate. For the next two years, Miep, her husband Jan, and the other helpers watched over the eight souls (Otto Frank, his wife Edith and daughters Anne and Margot as well as four others) in hiding in the Secret Annex. And it was Miep who found Anne's Diary and kept it safe so Otto, the only one of the eight who survived, could later share it with the world as one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust.


The GoldThe Gold
BBC One, 2023 Running | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

The Gold opens with the events of November 26th 1983, when six armed men broke into the Brink's-Mat security depot near London's Heathrow Airport, and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26m. What started as 'a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery' according to detectives at the time, became a seminal event in British criminal history, remarkable not only for the scale of the theft, at the time the biggest in world history, but for its wider legacy.


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