Addicted To Death

This historical documentary takes a look into the serial killer, Doctor Harold Shipman.

Manchester G.P, Harold Shipman was convicted on January 31, 2000, of murdering 15 elderly women between the years 1995 and 1998, all patients at his single-handed practice in the mill town of Hyde, Manchester.

This story of Britain's most prolific serial killer lacks the horrors of the West's story and the cannibalism of Jeffrey Dahlmer, yet in various ways this man's actions were more unsettling, due to its quiet & chilling slaughter via the administration of diamorphine.

After the trial, police admitted that he may have been responsible for up to 175 deaths dating back to 1985, and possibly earlier, and that figure could still grow.

To all who knew him he appeared to be a pillar of the community, yet quietly and persistently he was murdering 15 women patients in his care.

This programme will explore the history and psychology of the crime and contains interviews with the detectives, toxicologists and pathologists involved, which should throw some light on some of the most complex aspects of Shipman's murders.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)