Real Crime is a British documentary television series produced by ITV Studios for the ITV network. Each episode examines a notorious crime and includes interviews with relatives of the victims.
As Peter Tobin faces sentencing for the murder of Dinah McNicol, Mark Austin speaks to
criminologists, psychologists and those who have come face-to-face with the man to deduce whether Tobin is Britain's worst serial killer. The programme examines Tobin's past to see what drove the man to become a monster, talking to his two ex-wives and the women he befriended in the months before he killed Angelika Kluk. It also explores the first crime he was convicted of - the double rape of two young girls in 1993.
Documentary examining the murder of West Yorkshire police officer Sharon Beshenivsky, who was shot dead during an attempted robbery in Bradford in November 2005. With access to police interview tapes and CCTV footage, the programme reveals how her killers were brought to justice with the help of the constabulary's elite Homicide and Major Enquiry team
Garry Newlove's widow Helen and the couple's daughters Zoe, Danielle and Amy talk about the murder of the 47-year-old, who was beaten to death after confronting youths who were vandalising his wife's car outside the family home in Warrington, Cheshire, in August 2007. The case sparked a national debate about alcohol-related antisocial behaviour, and Helen now campaigns to bring an end to gangs such as the one that claimed her husband's life
In 1984, police officer Yvonne Fletcher was shot and killed while on duty at a demonstration outside the Libyan embassy in London. Examining previously unseen evidence, Mark Austin pieces together the crucial moments leading up to and following her death. He reveals that, according to a confidential document written for the Crown Prosecution Service and the Metropolitan Police, there is sufficient cause to mount a prosecution for conspiracy to murder against two Libyans
Mark Austin presents the story of how a specialist police team employed hi-tech surveillance, DNA evidence and CCTV footage to bring the leaders of a notorious Manchester gang to justice. The programme uses police videos, interview tapes and forensic materials to offer an insight into the investigation, and reveals how the arrest and subsequent sentencing of Colin Joyce and Lee Amos led to a 90 per cent reduction in gun crime in the city
The story of the biggest cash heist in British history, when thieves stole £53million from Securitas's Kent depot in February 2006. The programme also shows how the police worked through the night to track down the money and the gang
The story of how an elite police team brought sex attacker John Worboys to justice. The programme examines Worboys' crimes, which went undetected for years while he was working as a taxi driver in London, includes interviews with his victims, and takes a look at the original police investigation
Mark Austin takes a look at the undercover police operation to bring Nottingham crime boss Colin Gunn to justice, which also exposed corruption at the heart of the police force. Gunn was jailed for life in June 2006 after staying one step ahead of the law for years by using informants within the force to feed him valuable information about investigations