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New to CBS Reality, Teens Who Kill

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Saturday 4th Mar 2017


It seems impossible. Young people, with the briefest experience of life, prepared to kill and in some cases, kill their own parents. But it has happened in many countries and in many ways. Are these teens inherently evil, or are they victims of a system that failed them? Featuring key witness testimony, new interviews, archive footage and reconstructions, this series explores such questions through eleven extraordinary cases.

From James Fairweather, who at fifteen became Britain’s youngest serial killer after murdering two strangers then plotting to slay 15 more victims, to William Cornick, who stabbed his teacher to death while she was teaching a Spanish lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Le... read more

Tales of women pushed to the edge this March on CBS Reality - Wives with Knives

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 27th Feb 2017


Gripping, shocking and disturbing, Wives with Knives tells the stories of various women who have committed crimes on their partners.

Within each episode, the women tell the tales of the crimes they committed and what led each couple to their demise. Interviews with the victims are also shown.

In this season, a New York City mother of four meets the man of her dreams, until he starts using drugs and repeatedly abusing her. Just when she thinks he’s gotten rid of his demons, he brutally attacks her and in a fight for her life she stabs him to death.

Wives with Knives Season One begins March 2nd at 9pm.

Meet the couples who kill this March on CBS Reality

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 27th Feb 2017


Snapped: Killer Couples tells the stories of people who commit murder or attempted murder, with the cases usually involving a woman trying to kill her partner.

Using recreations and first-hand accounts, each episode digs into a case, telling the story of the couple's romance, how the relationship evolved from love to manipulation, and what ultimately led the couple to commit the crime.

The stories range from teenage lovers who go on a multi-state crime spree, to lesbian lovers who want to eliminate one of their husbands.

Snapped: Killer Couples Season 6 premieres 13th March at 10pm.

Be ready for 48 Hours Season 28!

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Tuesday 7th Feb 2017


48 Hours is the news magazine that focuses on a single story per episode, told from several perspectives by a group of correspondents and gained world-wide acclaim.

Cases investigated this season include that of Ashton Sachs, who was allegedly fascinated by the 1989 Menendez brothers murder case, and charged with gunning down his parents and paralysing his younger brother in their plush California home in 2014.

Season 8 of 48 Hours starts February 20th at 9pm.

Wives with Knives is back!

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Tuesday 7th Feb 2017


Wives with Knives is back on CBS Reality and Season 5 promises even more true stories that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Each one tells the story of various women who committed crimes on their partners. Within each episode, the women tell the tales of the crimes they committed, and what led each couple to their demise. Interviews with the victims are also shown. Included in this season is the case of a woman who, after surviving a brutal gang attack aged 17, vowed to never let anyone hurt her again, using a knife to defend herself in three relationships with volatile men.

Wives with Knives Season 5 s... read more

Do you believe in Urban Legends?

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Tuesday 7th Feb 2017


Three incredible stories - only one of them is true - which is it?

That’s the compelling question that lies at the heart of Urban Legends, a unique, entertaining and addictive new format that revels in the magic of storytelling and the irresistible draw of extreme trivia.

Each episode brings to life three amazing tall tales so wonderful and far-fetched we're dying to believe in them, such as the story of the man from London who was run over by a steamroller and lived.

Don't miss an episode when it starts February 20th at 4pm.

Discover Hoarders: Family Secrets in February

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Tuesday 7th Feb 2017


Following the real-life struggles of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding, Hoarders: Family Secrets is now on CBS Realty.

Helping them clear up their emotional and physical baggage are a leading psychologist and a group of cleaning professionals, as well as family and friends, striving to help our hoarders learn new patterns of behaviour, as well as making their homes liveable and usable spaces.

Hoarders: Family Secrets weekends at 7pm on CBS Reality.

More teenagers face the realities of life behind bars in January.

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 2nd Jan 2017


Troubled Teens: Jail Shock is back with its sixth season and promises to once again show young offender intervention programmes, only these have evolved since ‘scaring teens is no longer as easy of a task’.

Each of these episodes will focus on a different prison programme, following a group of at-risk teens and preteens going through the programme and then catching up with them one month later.

Troubled Teens: Jail Shock Season 6 starts 16th January.


Health hazard or is there more to this? Hoarders is back on the 7th.

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Monday 2nd Jan 2017


Hoarders is back on the 7th January taking another rummage through the chaotic world of extreme hoarding – a mental disorder marked by an obsessive need to collect things, even if the items are worthless, hazardous, or unsanitary.

Whether facing health problems, eviction, or the break-up of a family, all of our subjects are desperately in need of help as they embark on the biggest emotional transformations of their lives.

Contributors in this series include Judy, an extreme germ-a-phobe who spends her entire day engaged in sanitisation rituals, yet lives in a severe and extremely filthy hoard overridden with mice whom she considers her friends. The situation is so hazardous to her health... read more

New episodes of It Takes A Killer from January 3rd

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Wednesday 28th Dec 2016


It Takes a Killer is a 30-minute series that puts viewers inside the minds and motives of cold-blooded killers.

Experts from the FBI and Scotland Yard, and leading homicide investigators review crime scene evidence, profile each killer’s behaviour, and describe the chilling forensic details of each murder scene.

They explain when, why, and how each perpetrator carried out the crime. They also tell us how each homicide is solved. Sometimes you have to think like a killer to catch a killer.

It Takes a Killer (new eps) - UK Premiere Weeknight double bills at 10pm from 3rd January.

New to CBS Reality - Killer Cops

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Wednesday 28th Dec 2016


Killer Cops is a CBS Reality Original Series that looks at members of the police force who have committed horrendous crimes.

It tells the amazing stories of abuse of power and corruption including one on-duty officer who attended the scene of her own multiple murders. A case in this series features the story of Gerard Schaefer. Catholic born and one of three children, Schaefer was far from a normal child. In his teens he developed an obsession with women’s underwear, and also started spying on a neighbourhood girl. He later admitted to cross-dressing and killing animals. He had an unsettled career, and was fired as a teacher due to inappropriate conduct, and turned down for the Priesthood, before graduati... read more

An evening of Unexpected Evil on CBS Reality

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Wednesday 28th Dec 2016


Unexpected Evil is a docu-drama series which tells the stories of rising stars with bright futures and limitless potential… until their lives take a turn for the worse, and they become the victim - or the perpetrator - of a horrible crime.

On 2nd January, CBS Reality brings you a night of back-to-back episodes. These include the story of Robert “Butch” Pratt, who grew up in a single-parent working class family just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Having survived a childhood bone disease to become his high school’s star athlete, he joins a fraternity and meets his future best friend, Ed Swiger, and things take a turn for the worst. Ed convinces Butch to break into their own fraternity, and whe... read more

 

 

 

Pick of the Week

Medical Detectives

Airing Monday 24th April 2017 @ 18:30

Teens Who Kill

Airing Sunday 23rd April 2017 @ 21:00

Killer Cops

Airing Friday 14th April 2017 @ 21:00

Snapped: Killer Couples

Airing Friday 31st March 2017 @ 21:00