Cold Blood

CRIME & INVESTIGATION – Tuesdays from 13 November, 7.30pm

Combining the thrill of a mystery with the visceral experience of true crime drama, Cold Blood returns to the scene to present competing versions of what may have happened. Each episode of Cold Blood begins with one murder victim, multiple suspects, and the detectives who are trying to solve the case. Featuring news footage, interviews, and gripping re-enactments, Cold Blood portrays the case from different perspectives as new evidence comes to light.

CRIME & INVESTIGATION – Wednesdays from 4 July, 8.30pm

A young woman is raped, stabbed and left to die in an abandoned kindergarten. A high-profile Washington anti-crime activist is butchered in his basement. Combining the thrill of a mystery with the visceral experience of true crime drama, Cold Blood returns to the crime scene so you can examine all the evidence for yourself. Each episode presents competing versions of what may have happened and re-enacts events from different perspectives. Can you piece together the facts and crack the case?

9:30pm Sunday, August 16 on Prime

Documentary Series

On November 25th, 2001, a Welsh village is horrified when ninety-year-old Mabel Leyshon is found dead in her home. As investigators comb the crime scene, they are baffled by gruesome evidence of a ritual slaying. On a silver platter beside the corpse, is a tidy package containing her heart and a blood stained mixing bowl which suggests the perpetrator drank her blood.

Authorities are stumped until their trail leads them to Mabel’s seventeen-year-old neighbour. Could Matthew Hardman possibly be the monster behind the murder-sacrifice?

9:40pm Sunday, August 9 on Prime

Documentary Series

On 13th July 1994, three members of the Rafay family were brutally murdered in their new home. Later the same night, the family’s teenage son and his best friend discover the gruesome scene and call for help. At first, authorities believe they are investigating a murder-suicide but as they comb through the evidence, they begin to suspect a much darker story. Could the two teenagers have planned and executed the crime themselves? Police resort to an undercover sting to find out but will they get their suspects to confess?

SUNDAY 19th July 9:40PM

Documentary Series

On June 16th 2001, police rush to a gas station after a man is shot in the face in broad daylight. The victim is Jeff Zack, an abrasive 40-year-old with a criminal record and a long list of enemies. His killer’s identity and motive remain a mystery but as the investigation unfolds, key evidence leads police to the home of one of Ohio’s most powerful families. As the detectives get closer to the truth, a tangled web of secrecy, adultery, and murder begins to unravel. What really happened – only forensic science can get to the truth.

SUNDAY 5th July 9:35PM

Documentary Series

A murder has been committed, but as the evidence piles up, so does the confusion. Cold Blood takes you back to the beginning and to the crime scene allowing you to examine all the clues for yourself. Can you piece together the facts and eventually crack the case?

Combining the thrill of a mystery with the visceral experience of true crime drama, this new series navigates the confounding twists and turns on the journey to solving a murder, tracking the emergence of new evidence, new revelations, and new suspects. As competing theories come to light, Cold Blood explores how the crime could have occurred from each perspective.

Episode One: Slaughter – After returning home from basketball practice on September 28th 2000, David Camm discovered the blood-soaked bodies of his wife and two children in the garage. Immediately the former state trooper placed an emergency call to 911. But before long, Camm became the number one suspect in the case. He was sentenced to life in prison, until a re-examination of the evidence blew the case wide open. Was there someone else at the crime scene that night?

Fridays from 28 November

Murder is chaos but beneath this chaos lies a hidden, more structured world – a world waiting to reveal itself to those who know how and where to look. A world of fibers, hair strands, blood types and patterns, DNA, shell casings, skin flecks, fingerprints and a body that, though silenced, still has ways of “talking”. COLD BLOOD focuses on murder cases that present twists and turns, which are motivated by pieces of evidence which forensic teams bring to light.