Category: Television

Dark Son: The Hunt for a Serial Killer on BBC

Here’s the trailer for the documentary I’ve been talking about for several months. Dark Son will go out on BBC Wales on 12 January and on BBC4 on 22 January. The revelations will be ‘astonishing’, according to Professor David Wilson, the leading criminologist who presents the film. BBC trailer for Dark Son It is remarkable…




Voice of a Killer – January 3

Voice of a Killer returns with David Wilson This new series about how police question suspected killers begins on CBS Reality on Thursday 3 January.  I am a contributor to it and had to do a lot of research on the six cases included. Watching or listening to lengthy questioning sessions was tedious at times….




Final day shooting on Dark Son

Ebenezer Baptist Church Centre Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 2 9 18 Last Tuesday saw the conclusion of evidence being presented and filmed for Dark Son, the forthcoming BBC documentary about 1960s serial killer Jack the Stripper. It a was a big day’s filming: for me 12 hours long, but for the Monster Films’ team much…




Murder in Soho: Who Killed Freddie Mills?

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 31 7 18 ‘To this day, the case has puzzled me.’ These are the words of Professor Brian J Ford during BBC4’s Murder in Soho: Who Killed Freddie Mills? And the death of Britain’s former boxing hero has certainly attracted rumour, legend and some wacky theories since his apparent suicide in 1965….




Murder by the Sea: Paul Longworth

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 17 6 18 Paul Longworth Paul Longworth thought he had committed the perfect crime. He strangled his wife, Tina, with a rope and left her dangling from the banisters. He then left the scene of the crime, their home. He went to Southport Sailing Club, where he was the commodore, to…




Murder by the Sea

First posted on robinjarossi.com 2 4 18 I spent Good Friday working on a documentary being made for CBS Reality called Murder by the Sea. The setting was a chilly boatyard in Cardiff. The premise of this 12-part series is fascinating. It is about how the seaside has been the setting for a spectrum of…




Documentary puts Harold Jones on trial for Jack the Stripper crimes

First posted  1 10 17 on robinjarossi.com Despite the huge difficulties in unmasking the man who got away with the murder of at least six women in 1960s London so long after the event, efforts are still ongoing in 2017 to unravel this chilling mystery. Since the publication of The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper in…




Murder by the Sea on CBS Reality

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com  1 5 18 Oh, we do love to be beside the seaside. Beaches, piers and perhaps a summer romance… But Britain’s resorts do have a dark side, and this is explored in a series starting this month. Murder by the Sea is a six-part documentary on CBS Reality. I got a bit…




Filming day with BBC documentary team

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 12 2 18 Saturday was a fascinating glimpse into the world of documentary making – and the progress of the BBC team’s investigation into the 1960s Nude Murders. I spent three chilly hours on the Thames between Chiswick and Hammersmith, talking to forensic psychologist Dr Mike Berry. Victims Hannah Tailford and…




BBC documentary talks to geo-profiler Kim Rossmo about Nude Murders

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 6 11 17 The BBC producers of the new documentary about the 1960s Nude Killer have asked me to put them in touch with an investigative expert I know. Dr Kim Rossmo is a former detective inspector with Vancouver police. It was his most recent work as a geographic profiler that…