Behind Mansion Walls

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.3  (242)

Behind Mansion Walls is a true crime documentary television series that first premiered on the Investigation Discovery (ID) network in 2011. Narrated by voice actor Bill Ratner, the show takes the audience on a journey through the most shocking and scandalous stories of murders and crimes that have taken place among the elite and wealthy families in America. Each episode of the show focuses on one specific case and takes a deep dive into the life of the victim and the motive and circumstances surrounding their death.

The show explores the private lives of those who lived behind mansion walls - the rich and famous, the powerful and influential, and those of high society. Each episode presents a gripping tale of greed, obsession, betrayal, and murder that occurred in a luxurious home, and the investigation that followed. Viewers get a front-row seat to a world of extravagant parties, lavish lifestyles, and dark secrets that ultimately led to tragic endings.

The show is produced in a classic investigation style, where interviews with law enforcement officials, detectives, journalists, and family members who were involved in the case, along with news footage and re-enactments, provide a comprehensive and in-depth account of the events. Viewers are also presented with actual crime scene photos and evidence to give them a sense of the crime and the investigation.

Throughout the series, viewers are taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, from shock to disbelief, to sadness and anger. The show masterfully portrays the intricacies and complexities of human nature, showcasing the lengths that individuals will go to protect their wealth and power, and the consequences of their actions in the end.

One of the standout aspects of Behind Mansion Walls is its ability to profile relatable, everyday people who have witnessed the crimes or been victims themselves, and interweaving their stories into the larger narrative. The series explores the impact of these crimes on the families and friends left behind, and the devastating repercussions that these crimes have on their lives.

Viewers are also given insights into the investigation process, seeing how detectives and other law enforcement officers worked tirelessly and methodically to piece together the evidence that ultimately led to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.

Over the course of several seasons, Behind Mansion Walls covers a wide range of cases, from the gruesome murder of newspaper heiress Anne Scripps Douglas to the infamous mansion murder-suicide of philanthropist Ben Novack and his wife, Narcy. Each episode paints a vivid, gripping and sometimes haunting picture of the crime, the criminals, and their motives.

In conclusion, Behind Mansion Walls is an impressive and well-produced series that delves deep into the dark and mysterious world of the rich and powerful. It is a must-watch for true crime enthusiasts who are interested in exploring the darker side of human nature and how it plays out among the elite class. The show is both entertaining and informative, offering a unique and engrossing look into the lives of people who lived behind mansion walls, with stories that are sure to leave viewers captivated and intrigued.

Behind Mansion Walls is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (39 episodes). The series first aired on June 6, 2011.

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13. Blood Money
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Part of being rich is paying workers to do the dirty work. It is no different when it comes to murder, and the rich must pay their blood money.
Covet and Kill
12. Covet and Kill
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Jealousy turns into obsession, which leads to murder.
Spoiled Rotten
11. Spoiled Rotten
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Rough Diamonds
10. Rough Diamonds
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Lord and Master
9. Lord and Master
July 25, 2013
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A Bankrupt Heart
8. A Bankrupt Heart
July 18, 2013
People who resorted to murder after divorce proceedings rendered them bankrupt.
Kill for Cash
7. Kill for Cash
July 11, 2013
There are few negatives to being a millionaire, unless it's extortion. The extortionist is often someone from the victim's own inner circle, and they are willing to do anything for cash.
Never Enough
6. Never Enough
June 27, 2013
Most of us can only sit back and admire the lavish life of the extremely wealthy. But some rich people are addicted to affluence. They will kill just to boost their already bulging coffers. These high flyers have it all, but it's NEVER ENOUGH.
Heir to Misfortune
5. Heir to Misfortune
June 20, 2013
Wealthy heirs who resorted to murder.
Flesh & Blood
4. Flesh & Blood
June 13, 2013
Family is not off limits for these big spenders.
Mask of Lies
3. Mask of Lies
June 6, 2013
We all secretly wish to be wealthy. But some people crave the glamour of wealth above all else – and they're willing to kill for it.
Dark Secrets
2. Dark Secrets
May 30, 2013
Romances plagued by secrets.
Above Suspicion
1. Above Suspicion
May 23, 2013
In the third season premiere, these murderers think the rules don't apply to them.
Where to Watch Behind Mansion Walls
Behind Mansion Walls is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Behind Mansion Walls on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Investigation Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 6, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (242)