Channel 5 James Bulger Doc and five other gripping crime series can be seen

Channel 5 is airing a James Bulger documentary this week which offers a definitive look at the harrowing case and the accounts of the victims’ brothers.

James’ siblings will talk about what first happened in Lost Boy: The Killing of James Bulger.

Here is everything you need to know about the program and other exciting crime documentaries soon to be on TV.


James Bulger is the subject of a new documentary (Credit: Channel 5)

Channel 5’s James Bulger Documentary – And Others To Watch Out For

Lost Boy: The Assassination of James Bulger, Channel 5, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 10-11 March

The Killing of James Bulger, airing two consecutive nights, investigates a case that rocked the nation.

In February 1993, two boys, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, led two-year-old James away from his mother while she was shopping in Liverpool and murdered him.

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The victim’s brothers will speak for the first time in the documentary, as will mother Denise Fergus, police officers and others involved in the investigation.


Channel 5’s Rose West Doc will examine her troubled childhood (Image Credit: Shutterstock / Channel 5)

Rose: Making a Monster, Channel 5, Wednesday March 17th

Viewers have had several programs on the Wests over the past few months, and this latest one will focus on Rose’s childhood.

Rose: Making a Monster will explore her troubled younger years and tell the stories of those she knew personally.


John Worboys is one of the most prolific rapists (Image Credit: ITV News / YouTube)

Worboys: The New Revelations, Channel 5, Date TBC

Channel 5’s John Worboys documentary will show how one of the UK’s most prolific serial rapists managed to slip through the police net before his eventual arrest.

Worboys horribly drugged, raped and sexually assaulted more than 100 victims in the back of his black taxi between 2000 and 2008.

The new revelations will also show how his victims worked valiantly to arrest him when the parole board released him after 10 years behind bars.


William ‘Rick’ Singer was the mastermind behind the college admissions scam (Credit: Netflix)

Documents related to college admissions scandal and serial killers

Operation Varsity Blues, Netflix, March 17th

Driven by reenactment, this documentary from streaming giant William ‘Rick’ explores Singer – the man who invented a scam to give the children of rich and famous families access to some of America’s best universities.

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were implicated in the scandal that hit the headlines in 2019.


Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men (Image credit: Real Stories / YouTube)

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Netflix, Date TBC

This documentary will explore the terrifying story of cannibalism, necrophilia, and death in the prison of killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Dahmer is one of the most notorious criminals in history. In addition to killing 17 men, he also confessed to engaging in sexual acts on the bodies and eating some of them.

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Cops caught him in 1991 after a crime lasting over 20 years.


A court convicted Jeremy Bamber of the murder of his family at White House Farm (Photo Credit: This Morning / YouTube)

The Bambers: Murder on the Farm, Sky, Date TBC

Following ITV’s drama White House Farm, Sky will release a documentary about the 1985 murders.

Jeremy Bamber shot dead his adoptive parents Nevill and June on the Essex White House farm. He also killed her adoptive daughter Sheila and their six-year-old twins Daniel and Nicholas.

Television’s Louis Theroux will co-produce the documentary with Arron Fellows.

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