Britain's Darkest Taboos Season 1
S01 E01Nov 7, 2012
I Had My Killer Brother's Baby Nov 7, 2012 We talk to the victims of convicted rapist and killer David Jaggers. Jaggers raped his sister Vicky when she was just 12 years old and as a result she gave birth to their daughter, Kirsty.She kept the rapes and the identity of Kirsty’s father a secret for 18 years until she went to police. During the 18 years of silence, Vicky’s brother, David Jaggers went on to kill his girlfriend Helen Mitchell and also was convicted of other sexual offences against women before his arrest after a police siege in 2005.For the first time, David and Vicky’s mother Avril talks about the impact this had on her and the family, plus we hear from Helen Mitchell’s daughters for the first time, who were just four and two years old when their mother was killed in front of them.With never before seen exclusive footage of police interviews with Vicky about her ordeal and featuring an interview with the arresting officer in the case, we reveal a story almost too shocking to comprehend.
S01 E02Nov 14, 2012
Murdered for a Free Breakfast Nov 14, 2012 Murdered for a Free BreakfastIn October 2010, 16-year-old schoolboy Joshua Davies murdered his on-off girlfriend, 15-year-old Rebecca Aylward, in Aberkenfig, Bridgend.At the trial it came out that Davies had been plotting to kill Rebecca for some time and with two of his friends had been texting about killing her for a “free breakfast”. Around the time he killed Rebecca he texted “you may just owe me a breakfast”.It was a story that sent chills down every parent in Britain. Davies had become part of Rebecca’s family, liked by his mum she described him as 'a nice boy'.In this episode of Britain's Darkest Taboos, Sonia Oatley, Rebecca’s mum, retraces her daughter’s steps on the day she was murdered and re-visits the woods where she was killed for the first time since the killing two years ago.With interviews from school friends of Rebecca’s, a teacher who taught both children and with expert analysis from forensic psychologist Dr Keri Nixon and psychologist Emma Kenny, we get an insight into the mind of Josh Davies, plus we reveal the devastating impact the murder had on Rebecca’s family and friends.
S01 E03Nov 21, 2012
Violence, Drugs and Prostitution: The Murder of Kirsty Grabham Nov 21, 2012 In April 2009, Kirsty Grabham was murdered by her husband Paul Grabham. Her battered body was found in a tiny suitcase after it was thrown from the M4.There was a huge murder investigation in Swansea which made headline news when it was revealed that Kirsty and her husband both worked as escorts.We reveal the truth about their marriage within the sex industry and the horrific murder, plus how Grabham tried to get away with the killing. We interview Kirsty's mother, Cathy Broomfield, and her sister Sonya, and we reveal the other side to the Kirsty they knew, not the working girl reported in the media.With exclusive access to never seen before home footage from their wedding and Kirsty’s childhood, plus extracts from her diaries where she talks directly to her killer, asking him why he wants her to sleep with other people for money. We uncover a tragic story which culminated in a horrific murder.
S01 E04Nov 28, 2012
Five Murders, One Family…One Killer Nov 28, 2012 In October 2000 in a tiny hamlet in Cornwall, police discovered the bodies of Lesley Ford and her four eldest children, buried in a woodshed in the garden of the family home they shared with Lesley’s husband and step-father to the children, Lee Ford.It was a crime that shocked the nation. Ford confessed to killing them all one by one by garotting them in the kitchen of the family home, before burying their bodies. Now, for the first time since the murders 12 years ago, Lesley's ex-husband and biological father of their four children, Michael Tranter, talks about what happened and how Ford tried to cover up his terrible crimes.Peter Wyatt, Lesley's brother, who raised the alarm when the family went missing also talks to us, as well as the children's teacher and the senior police officer on the case. With expert analysis from Forensic Psychologist Dr Keri Nixon and psychologist Emma Kenny, we profile Ford and reveal the horrific impact this had, not only on the loved ones left behind, but also those in the community nearby.
S01 E05Dec 5, 2012
Killed by Her Pen Pal Lover Dec 5, 2012 In February 2006, 19-year-old Carly Fairhurst was killed by her boyfriend, convicted killer Darren Pilkington. Pilkington had already served time for killing a friend in 2000.At the age of 15 Carly began writing to 'Pilky', a friend of her brother's in jail. He murdered her within two years of coming out of prison. In this incredibly powerful story we reveal what happened and the impact Carly’s death has had on her family and friends.With exclusive access to home video footage of Carly, plus interviews with her parents Trevor and Sheila, we discover that she was a victim of domestic violence who suffered in silence and paid for it with her life. We also talk to her school friends who also became pen pals with prisoners and with the nurse who eventually switched off Carly’s life support machine. This is a story of the dangers of domestic abuse and the impact the death of a child has on a family.Expert analysis from Forensic psychologist Dr Keri Nixon and psychologist Emma Kenny, gives us an insight into the mind of her killer, Darren Pilkington.
S01 E06Dec 12, 2012
Murdered for Reporting Rape Dec 12, 2012 In a story that shocked Britain, A&E nurse Jane Clough was murdered by Jonathan Vass in July 2010, her ex-boyfriend and the father of her daughter.He stabbed her repeatedly and slit her throat outside the hospital where she worked. At the time Vass was on bail for repeatedly raping Jane in front of their daughter. Jane predicted her own murder in her diary entries in the weeks leading up to her death.Featuring previously unseen home video footage of Jane and her family, and including extracts from her diary never before published, we uncover a horrific crime.We hear from Jane’s parents, her brother, the A&E nurse who was first on the scene when Jane was murdered, the senior police officer involved in the case and with expert analysis from Forensic psychologist Dr Keri Nixon and psychologist Emma Kenny, we get an insight into the mind of Jonathan Vass, plus we reveal the devastating impact the murder had on Jane’s family.