A Beatle at The Bush

Little while ago @FlipLondonTours tweeted a pic of Paul McCartney filming a scene for A Hard Day’s Night in 1964. He’s seen going into The Bush on Goldhawk Road, London. The scene was never used in the final film, but the picture gave me a jolt because I wrote about this pub in The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper without […]

Dark Son on BBC4

This intriguing documentary is now scheduled for next Tuesday (12 Feb) at 9pm on BBC4. Dark Son: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is a 90-minute look into one of the most appalling and unsolved serial killer cases in British history. In 1964-65 a kerb-crawler murdered six women in west London. He left their naked bodies in the River Thames […]

Dark Son now on BBC iPlayer

Dark Son: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is now available to view on BBC iPlayer. I have been talking about this documentary for a while now. It was almost a year ago that I got involved with filming some sequences for this re-examination of the unsolved Hammersmith Nude Murders. My involvement was sought because of findings in my book […]

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. It is remarkable that since I wrote The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper […]

Guesswork and the release of murderer Harold Jones

Thanks goodness deference to authority largely gets the middle finger today. This means we can give short shrift to claptrap like this: ‘Sadistic crime is probably more rare in England than in any other country in the world. Curiously enough, even the few known exponents in our English records are apt to bear an alien name.’ So, just to be […]

Final day shooting on Dark Son

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 longer. I was interviewed in the morning and was […]

Dark Son promo

An industry promo for Dark Son: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is doing the rounds. It’s a good insight into the forthcoming BBC documentary. This will be a fascinating investigation into Harold Jones’s child murders in Wales in 1921 and his potential links to the unsolved 1960s Nude Murders in west London. As the author of The Hunt for […]