Harold Shipman-Driven to Kill

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season

Two-part documentary examining what encouraged one of Britain's most notorious murderers. Harold Shipman was a predatory murderer who preyed on the vulnerable and old, killing an estimated 250 people over a 30-year period. By the 1990s, he had even killed patients in his own GP's surgery. The programme features moving interviews from the daughter and son-in-law of Kathleen Grundy, one of Shipman's 3,000 patients. Grundy became one of Shipman's victims and was also the key to his undoing. With exclusive recordings of police interviews and extracts of his final letters from prison, this prolific murderer's contempt for the police and the justice system is revealed in this eye-opening film.

Harold Shipman-Driven to Kill
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Catching Dr. Death
2. Catching Dr. Death
April 24, 2014
Part 2 of the documentary cover how Harold Shipman was taken down.
Driven to Kill
1. Driven to Kill
April 17, 2014
The first part of a two-part documentary examining what encouraged one of Britain's most notorious murderers, Harold Shipman, to embark on his prolonged killing spree. This episode focuses on his early life, which was overshadowed by his mother's death from lung cancer when he was 17.
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Two-part documentary examining what encouraged one of Britain's most notorious murderers. Harold Shipman was a predatory murderer who preyed on the vulnerable and old, killing an estimated 250 people over a 30-year period. By the 1990s, he had even killed patients in his own GP's surgery. The programme features moving interviews from the daughter and son-in-law of Kathleen Grundy, one of Shipman's 3,000 patients. Grundy became one of Shipman's victims and was also the key to his undoing.

With exclusive recordings of police interviews and extracts of his final letters from prison, this prolific murderer's contempt for the police and the justice system is revealed in this eye-opening film.

  • Premiere Date
    April 17, 2014