In the second episode, Alison's team is called to investigate the case of a man who died at the scene of a suspicious fire, and an unusual road traffic fatality. In court, the coroner must reach her verdict about the identity of the deceased, and where, when and how each death happened.
Special Defender Ivette Maningo and Investigator James Aleman travel to Los Angeles in search of two eyewitnesses to the 2002 shooting. Defense attorney Whipple consults with firearms experts as he follows up on potential exculpatory testimony given by the victim's elder sister. Lozano is left-handed, yet she saw the shooter fire the gun with his right hand.
In September 2007, someone set a petrol can alight at a block of flats in Portsmouth. The fire that ripped through the building killed Kevin Holmes. Nine months later, his murder remains unsolved and there is nothing to indicate why he might have been a victim of arson.
With unprecedented access to one of the busiest Coroner's jurisdictions in the country, this three-part observational documentary series follows Her Majesty's Coroner for West London, Alison Thompson and her team, as they investigate the 4,000 or so unexplained deaths that end up on their slate - literally - every year.
The final program in the series takes viewers to the heart of a riot. Members of Greater Manchester Police's Tactical Aid Unit police a demonstration in Bolton town centre between English Defence League supporters and counter-demonstrators from Unite Against Fascism. Despite being trained to tackle heavy-duty jobs, controlling the crowds proves a challenge for the officers, and as the number of people increases, violence and scores of arrests ensue.
Each year in Britain, 2000 school-age children are locked up. Vinney Green Secure Unit locks up some of the youngest and the most troubled; the kids no-one else can manage, whether they are a danger to each other, or a danger to themselves. Filmed over one year with unprecedented access to the unit, the children and the staff who care for them, this extraordinary series tells their stories and finds out what's being done to set the kids straight.
Barack Obama set out to end George Bush's wars in the Middle East and reset relations with the rest of the world. In Syria, when shocking evidence shows the use of chemical weapons, Obama decides to bomb. This episode also explores how Obama scored a big win when he negotiated a secret deal to end the nuclear threat from Iran, behind the backs of his closest allies. Secretary of state John Kerry tells how he worked through the night (with President Obama on the phone) to secure the outlines of the deal.
In this groundbreaking three-part factual series, Caro Meldrum-Hanna investigates one of Australia's most notorious crimes: the disappearance of two-day old Tegan Lane and the conviction of her mother, Keli Lane, of murder.
Nothing much happens in Canberra, never has. That's what most people think. ABC presenter Annabel Crabb is set to change your mind in Canberra Confidential, a revealing and whimsical rummage through a century of secrets in our nation's capital. While Canberra celebrates its centenary in March, there's no better time to lay bare its past scandals and secrets.
This compelling documentary investigates the website that has given rise to one of the greatest controversies of the last decade. WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret and classified media from anonymous sources and news leaks. In late 2010, the website courted controversy by publishing hundreds of thousands of classified US diplomatic and military documents.
talhotblond is the true story (and screen name) of a beautiful teenage vixen who uses Internet game rooms to lure men into her cyberspace web. When she discovers she's been double crossed and lied to by one of her victims, she wants revenge, and unleashes a fantasy online that escalates into real life murder. Drawing from exclusive access to Internet messages, secret notes and letters, as well as police evidence files and exclusive prison interviews, talhotblond details the horrific results of what can happen when people lie online.
The jury pronounces Beau Maestas' sentence on the same day that jury selection is to begin for his sister Monique's trial. As she works on the most troubling case of her career, Special Public Defender Alzora Jackson counsels Monique as she would one of her own daughters. A plea bargain will save the young woman from life without the possibility of parole, but the conditions demanded by District Attorney Roger may be more than Monique is willing to accept.
In the final episode, Alison's team investigate the case of a man hit by an underground train, and a plasterer whose contact with asbestos may have contributed to his death. They are also on standby to deal with British victims of the New Zealand earthquake.
Dubbed 'The Black Widow,' Betty Neumar is either the unluckiest widow in the world, cursed by a series of gruesome coincidences, or a cold and calculating killer. As Betty Neumar mourned the loss of her fourth husband, Harold Gentry, the small community in Georgia, USA respectfully gathered to support the 76- year-old grieving widow. All except one man.
The second episode chronicles the tumultuous first two years of the Clinton presidency, years that see the beginning of the Whitewater scandal, the shocking death of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster and the humiliating defeat of Hillary's healthcare bill.
Internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog embarks on a dialogue with prisoners on Texas' death row and lets them tell their stories. In this episode, Herzog talks to Linda Carty, one of only 10 women on death row in Texas.
A 21-year-old female student from the University of Leeds is stabbed to death in the picture postcard town of Perugia, Italy. After the horrific discovery, the search began for the murderer of Meredith Kercher. Now, Amanda Knox, an exchange student from the United States, and her Italian boyfriend have been found guilty by an Italian judge. But Amanda Knox has gone on American breakfast television to say the judgement is wrong. Is she guilty or innocent?
When President Barack Obama took office in 2008, he had campaigned on ending the war in Iraq and keeping the U.S. out of new military conflicts. But Obama now finds himself exactly where he didn't want to be: trying to defeat a brutal terrorist group in Iraq and Syria without dragging America into a prolonged regional conflict. How did we get here?
Heritier Lumumba, formerly known as Harry O'Brien, was in the middle of his best season of AFL when his club president, Eddie McGuire, made a racist on-air comment, suggesting that Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes could be used to promote a King Kong musical. As a man of colour and strong supporter of equality, Lumumba chose to speak out against his high-profile boss. What followed was a media storm and an on-air showdown with McGuire which painted Lumumba as an overly PC, hyper-sensitive villain. Through exclusive access to Lumumba, his friends and family, AFL legends Mick Malthouse, former Collingwood Captain Nick Maxwell and sports journalists, this program uncovers the personal and professional journey of a man who, at the top of his game, dared to hold a mirror to a nation that didn't like what it saw.
Reggie Yates travels to Russia to find out what life is really like for young people, in what has been described as the hardest place in Europe to be gay. In this episode, Reggie travels to St Petersburg for 'Queerfest', a 10 day arts and culture get together for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. Reggie spends time on both sides of the battle lines, with the Queefest team as they face the daily fight to keep their festival open - and the homophobes who want to see it closed.
This two-part documentary goes inside the bitter clash between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Amid the violence in the Middle East, this gripping series traces Netanyahu's rise to power and his high-stakes fight with the president over Iran's nuclear program.
Internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog embarks on a dialogue with death-row prisoners and lets them express their views on life and death. For a time, the youngest man on Death Row, Herzog interviews Blaine Milam and others about the brutal 2008 killing of his girlfriend's 13 month old daughter.
This revealing documentary examines the rich history of the home of British democracy and known around the world as a symbol of the British nation: the Palace of Westminster - also known as the Houses of Parliament. Within its walls laws are made, and crucial decisions that shape the country are debated. For hundreds of years, Parliament has witnessed shocking scandals, weathered conspiracy and betrayal, and even been a target for terrorists.
The Old Bailey is one of the most feared criminal courts in the land. For hundreds of years, it has stood as a symbol of British justice. Some of the most notorious criminals have been sentenced here, and some have been sent to their deaths from here. But the Old Bailey has also witnessed devastating miscarriages of justice.
Keith Doolin has spent 20 years on death row in San Francisco after being convicted of the murders of two prostitutes. Two decades on, Doolin's friends and family continue the fight to prove his innocence.
Filmmakers David Leaf and John Scheinfeld offer a compelling look at the efforts of the US government to silence one of music's most outspoken war critics in The US vs John Lennon. This Hot Docs documentary details the Vietnam-era struggle between the Richard Nixon administration and iconic peace activist John Lennon.
Who is Donald Trump? From his early childhood in Queens, where his father taught him to be 'a killer', to his triumphs and failures as a flamboyant real estate baron, casino owner and reality television star, Trump developed the character and personality that he would put before voters as an unorthodox presidential candidate. With new reporting and interviews combined with sections of the acclaimed film, The Choice 2016, this film reveals the man who will now bring those qualities to the White House.
This week focuses on three young girls living at Vinney Green Secure Unit that locks up 2,000 school-age children. Acts of violence committed by girls have doubled in the last four years. Jess is here because of her aggression, while Ruby has run wild throughout her childhood.
With unprecedented access to Hampshire Constabulary, a typical large provincial police force in the grip of profound change, this series follows the investigation of three major crimes, offering a rare and unique insight into the reality of modern policing.
Murder Games tells the true story of Breck Bednar, a schoolboy who was murdered by Lewis Daynes. For the first time in this gripping docu-drama Breck's young gaming friends have decided to tell their story; a tale of manipulation and deceit which engulfed their friend and sent shockwaves through the gaming community.
In 2002, five members of the Crips street gang were driving around North Las Vegas when they spotted a rival gang member and went after him. The ensuing chase spilled into an apartment's courtyard, where shots were fired and 9-year-old Genesis Gonzalez was killed. Pascual Lozano, the sole Hispanic in the Crips crew, was charged, convicted and sentenced to death. An automatic appeal has resulted in a new trial, in which Lozano will be represented by defense attorney Bret Whipple and Special Defender Ivette Maningo.
Three boys are facing the prospect of beginning their adult life behind bars, if they can't change. 17-year-old Ryan K started to get into trouble when he was just nine. He's got an uphill battle to control his anger. 15-year-old Ryan C is the 'black sheep' in his family. He's the only one in trouble and has to learn to say no to the lure of his friends. Ashley has been in and out of secure units.
Internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog embarks on a dialogue with prisoners on Texas' death row and lets them tell their stories. In this episode, Herzog talks to Joseph Garcia and George Rivas, who were part of a group of seven prisoners who escaped from a Texan maximum security prison in 2000.
Covers the trial of Anthony Evans, a 34 year old mechanic, accused of murdering his girlfriend, Alana Dakin. The producers are given unprecedented access to film the controversial case in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. This is the first murder trial filmed in Australian history.
Tonight profiles Frank Hardy, the most well-known Communist in Australia. A larrikin, gambler and author of Power Without Glory. Hardy's file depicts a man's struggle with misplaced faith. His story is presented by his son, Alan Hardy, also a person of interest, and granddaughter Marieke Hardy.
On 24 August 1998, Douglas Feldman, then 40, was driving his Harley-Davidson in Plano when an 18-wheel truck passed him and suddenly pulled into his lane. Feldman then took out a 9mm pistol and fired several shots at the driver, killing him. Half an hour later, he drove into a gas station and shot another truck driver. Investigators could not establish a motive for the slayings. While facing the death penalty, internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog meets with Douglas to talk about his perspective on life and death.
With unprecedented access, this film uncovers the hidden world of public protection. Through the personal stories of probation officers at the UK's Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust, it explores how offenders are monitored, controlled and rehabilitated in everyday life, and how the public are protected.
Rick Edwards investigates how two teenage girls and a 20-year-old woman could disappear from the same area in Cleveland, Ohio, and be held prisoners in a nearby house with no-one knowing anything about it for a decade.
Investigative journalists Ruby and Neil return to the bush near Barrenjoey Road where violence and sexual assaults took place in the months before Trudie disappeared. They uncover new evidence and compelling leads.
The genial, award-winning presenter signs up for his most dangerous assignment - patrolling the crime-ridden streets of Philadelphia with the local law enforcement. Louis joins Philadelphia's police department, patrolling an area that has over 400 homicides a year, drug dealers on every corner and where carrying a gun is part of everyday life. Embedded within Philly's rapid-response team, Louis feels a palpable sense of adrenalin mixed with frustration as police and gangs take each other on night after night, but there's also camaraderie which develops between the officers despite these hugely stressful situations. Louis senses a society trying to contain a lawlessness born out of poverty, mistrust and segregation. Over time, he sees a complex picture evolve: yes, there are good guys, bad guys, guns and violence but there is also tenderness and compassion found in the most unexpected of places. By virtue of what they see day-in, day-out this life inevitably takes its toll on the officers who, paradoxically just like those they are policing, find it very difficult to ever feel safe and to ever completely trust others.
The riots in the summer of 2011 saw the biggest act of mass public criminality for a generation. Thousands of hours of footage, most on mobile phones, was shot by the people who were closest to the crime.
Internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog embarks on a dialogue with prisoners on Texas' death row and lets them tell their stories. In this episode, Herzog talks to Hank Skinner. Skinner was sentenced to death 18 years ago for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend and her two mentally impaired sons.
The Vega/Baker trial proceeds and Dominic Gentile begins his presentation of Vega's defence with an appearance by a California police officer who had investigated the late Wei Liu several years earlier.
A young Asian American, Wei Liu, was killed in a parking lot outside a Las Vegas strip club. Jesus 'Zeus' Vega turned himself in as the shooter and was charged with murder. However, he asserts that he fired in self-defence.
On the night of January 27, 2006, a distraught 71-year-old man named De Rac Hanley phoned 911 to report that he had murdered someone in his apartment. Though Hanley remembered little at the time, it emerged that the victim was one of Hanley's elderly neighbours, Earl Spangenberg. Hanley's attorneys, public defenders Curtis Brown and Andrea Luem, quickly realise they have their work cut out for them with this particular client, a colourful Irish-American drifter with a troubled past, a prodigious drinking habit and an often tenuous grasp on reality.
At the heart of this film lies the pursuit of speed and the crimes committed when young drivers get behind the wheel. In four very different stories, a gang of car thieves bring terror to an inner city estate.
As police budgets come under threat, this hard-hitting series reveals what police officers really think about being on the frontline of 21st-century Britain. With access to police forces across the country the series captures the reality of the job: from the riot police who face serious public disorder on the streets, to the seasoned custody sergeants who've seen it all, from the staff facing time-wasters calling 999 to emergency response teams racing to the scene only to find themselves acting as social workers or marriage counsellors.
This week's program captures shocking scenes as Nottingham's frontline coppers find themselves in the middle of some of the worst anti-police violence in a generation, with police cars and stations under attack from bricks and petrol bombs.
Russell Brand's 2012 BBC documentary, From Addiction to Recovery, concluded with him giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee. Drawing on his own experience of drug taking and recovery, he advocated treating addiction as a health issue rather than a criminal problem and underlined his own belief that abstinence is the best way to help addicts. Since then the Committee has reported its findings, concluding that the British drugs laws were failing and that it was a 'now or never' moment to reform them. But British Prime Minister, David Cameron didn't agree, insisting that the drugs policy is working in Britain and that we should 'stick at it'.
Conviction is an intense and riveting study of what it takes to solve a high-profile and emotionally-charged murder, told through the eyes of the homicide detectives who brought Jill Meagher's killer to justice.
Keli Lane's lies come back to haunt her when she is charged with baby Tegan's murder. In the season final, Caro and Elise investigate what went on behind the scenes in Keli's extraordinary murder trial.
Follow Australian Jew Manny Waks, as he witnesses the dramatic hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, before he travels to the US and confronts one of the two men he claims abused him.
At 11am on November 11, 1918, World War I formally ended after more than four years of fighting in Europe. Share the significance of the centenary of the armistice with your students with the help of these videos.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia. (VCHHC097,VCHHC098,VCHHC100)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.