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Still At Large - Series 3 - Episode 2 - Janet Brown 1995

At fifty-one, Janet Brown was the model of educated rural success. Her three children, Zara, Benedict and Roxanne, were either living away from home, away at university, or as in the case of the youngest, Roxanne, studying for A-levels and a place at university. Her husband, Grahaem Brown, was a doctor who worked for pharmaceutical companies. His work took him away from home a great deal, and at the time in question, Dr Brown was in Switzerland, while Janet herself worked as a research nurse...


Still at Large - Series 3 - Episode 1 - Peter Andrew Miller - Deceber 1984

At 7:45pm on 9th of December, Tony Miller returned to the home he shared with his brother Peter, in Camden Place, Great Yarmouth in Norfolk on the east Coast of England. On arrival he found the front door ajar. Upon entering the house, he found his brother on the kitchen floor in a pool of blood. He had been stabbed once through the heart. There is a smell that has been described as being “CS gas” or tear gas in the room. Thirty-four-years later, his killer is still at large.


Still At Large - Series 2 Episode 12 - The Lancashire Ripper - Pt 4

Linda Donaldson had been found dreadfully mutilated and left in a remote field between Liverpool and Manchester, in 1988. Her death was the starting point of a wide-ranging inquiry into the unsolved murders of women across the UK. Many men were considered suspects, but none proved to be responsible. Cases went cold, killers went unapprehended, women continued to go missing and turn up murdered in shallow graves and by roadsides all over the country. In 2011 a new suspect appeared on the...


Still At Large - Series 2 Episode 11 - The Lancashire Ripper - Pt3

Following the murders of Linda Donaldson and Maria Requina in 1988 and 1991 respectively, Greater Manchester Police uncovered the signs of as many as twenty-one potential serial killers who were collectively responsible for more than one-hundred murders, and for a while they considered that there many have been a link between the two women's deaths. Their most promising suspects all drew blanks and detectives were left with a series of killings as more women from the cities of Liverpool...


Still At Large - Series 2 Episode 10 - The Lancashire Ripper Pt2

In 1996 the Greater Manchester Police initiated a special operation called Enigma. Operation Enigma set out to look for a pattern in the deaths of several women who were found murdered between Liverpool and Manchester. Their results were horrifying. Of the two-hundred and seven unsolved murders between 1986 and 1991, seventy were found to be split into twenty-one clusters of activity. Rather than one serial murderer who had killed Linda Donaldson in 1988 and Maria Requena in 1991, they...


Still At Large - Series 2 - Episode 9 - The Lancashire Ripper Pt1

Coffee tables across the country were being graced by a book that would spark a populist wave of renewed interest in the sciences. Famously including only one equation, Einstein's E=MC2 the author, the late great Dr Stephen Hawking explores the physics behind the cosmos and the then current ideas about the universe's beginning. Using easily accessible charts, illustrations and language, the redoubtable Doctor unlocks the story of how the universe came to be and how even with the vast leaps...


Still At Large - Series 2 Episode 8 - Adam - 2001

At 4pm on the afternoon of Friday 21st September, Adam Minter was crossing the iconic Tower Bridge in London, when he spotted an object floating in the Thames. At first Mr Minter believed it to be either a stained barrel or manikin, but as the object came closer to the bridge, he was able to see that the object was the body of a young child. Mr Minter could also tell that the body had been mutilated. When the Police retrieved the body from the water, it became apparent that the child was a...


Still At Large - Series 2 - Episode 7 - Dr Michael Meenaghan

1994 also witnessed the passing of the legendary formula one racing driver, Ayrton Senna on lap 6 of the San Marino Grand Prix, when he lost control of his car as he entered the Tamburello corner at 190mph and hit a wall. Tony Blair became the leader of the Labour Party, the Provisional IRA declared a ceasefire, trading was allowed on a Sunday for the first time and in a rather unremarkable working-class housing estate on the outskirts of Oxford, thirty-three years old biochemist with a...


Still At Large - Series 2 - Episode 5 - Amala Whelan - 1972

Maida Vale, in 1972, wasn't the gentrified location preferred by affluent families, celebrities and successful professionals that it is today. Back then it had a reputation for being a bit sleezy and run down. There were many derelict buildings and the sizable student population was attracted to the area because of the low rents and proliferation of bedsits that were available there. Incidental Music is by Russel J White


The Hammersmith Nude Murders AKA Jack the Stripper - Part Two

By mid-February 1965 the Police in London had six young women who had been murdered in a short space of time. Two other women had been murder in the years prior to this, an as February 1965 came to a close, they hadn't been connected, yet. At the head of the investigation was Chief Superintendent John Du Rose. A seasoned detective approaching the end of his career. A career that had seen him involved with such infamous characters of John George Haigh, the acid bath murderer. Over the...


The Hammersmith Nude Murders AKA Jack The Stripper - Part One

London was a city undergoing a massive change. World War two had reduced much of the capital to rubble and the rebuilding of it was the primary focus of the 1950s. Towards the end of the 50s, a serial murderer was beginning a reign of violence against the working girls of London. His methods would lead to him being dubbed Jack the Stripper by the press, although the series of killings is more correctly known as The Hammersmith Nude Murders.


Still At Large - Series Two, Episode One - Anne Noblett - 1957

On Monday, 30 December 1957, 17-year-old Anne Noblett disappeared whilst travelling to her home in Marshalls Heath, Hertfordshire. A month later, on 31 January 1958, her fully clothed body was found in woodland near Whitwell. Her remains showed signs of having been refrigerated and the case was dubbed the "Deep Freeze Murder" by the press.


Still At Large - Episode 7 - Michaela Hague - 2001

At 7pm on November 5th, 2001, mother of one, Michaela Hague climbed into a Blue Ford Sierra in Bower Street, Sheffield. The driver was a white male, clean shaven and wearing a wedding ring. Bonfire night was another working night for Michaela. Prostitution had become her line of trade to make ends meet. The next time this delicately featured young woman with almond shaped eyes, dark brown hair and an impish grin would be seen, she was semi-conscious and bleeding heavily from nineteen stab...


Still At Large - Episode 5 - Linda Cook - 1986

Linda left the house where she was living at about 11.30pm on 8 December, to visit a friend in Sultan Road, Portsmouth. It must have only been a brief visit as she was reported as leaving that address at shortly after midnight on the 9th to make her way back South to Linda Gray’s house in Victoria Road North. Roughly twenty or so minutes’ walk along suburban and reasonably well-lit streets. At some time between half past twelve and one o’clock in the morning, Linda Cook was viciously...


Still At Large - Episode 4 - Eve Stratford And Lynne Weedon - 1975

In March 1975 Bunny Girl Eve Stratford was found by her boyfriend with her throat cut. Police began to hunt for her killer but the case was stalling by the Autumn of the same year. On 3rd September 1975, schoolgirl Lynne Weedon is discovered with serious head injuries following a rape. She clung onto life for a week before succumbing to her injuries. Police in London had two very different murders to investigate, both cases went cold. Thirty-two years after the murders new evidence links...


Still At Large - Episode 3 Part Two- April Fabb - April 1969

April Fabb disappeared from Norfolk on 8th April 1969 - this is part two.


Still At Large - Episode 2 Part One- April Fabb - April 1969

At around 1:40 pm on Tuesday 8 April 1969, April Fabb left her home at 3 Council Houses, Metton to visit her sister's house in Roughton. Travelling by bicycle, she had a packet of ten cigarettes, 5½d and a handkerchief in the saddlebag, and was planning to deliver the cigarettes as a birthday present to her brother-in-law. Just after 2:00 pm, she was seen cycling along the country road towards Roughton. At around 2:15 pm, her blue and white bicycle was found lying in a field by two...


Still At Large - Episode 1 - Jean Mary Townsend 1954

The Murder of Jean Townsend, (born c. 1933) is an unsolved murder case from Ruislip, in the county of Middlesex, England. Townsend was a 21-year-old English woman who was murdered in September 1954. Despite an extensive police investigation, no one has ever been charged with her murder and the case remains unsolved.