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January on CBS Reality
By CBS Reality, Tuesday 2nd January 2018

VOICE OF A SERIAL KILLER
Season 2
Wednesdays at 22:00 from 3rd till 31st January

This thrilling 5X60 CBS Reality Original series takes a fresh approach by bringing to life the nerve-jangling real audio taken from the killers’ confessions, which in season 2 belong to Dennis Nilsen, Aileen Wuornos, Peter Manuel, Stephen Griffiths, Robert Pickton and Gary Ridgway. Using actors and lip-sync technology, the audio will be bought to life and will allow the audience will be taken inside the confessions of serial killers, face to face with evil. These police interrogations will be complimented by drama recon of the crimes themselves and further supported by expert and Police interviews. Professor of Criminology, David Wilson, and Professor of Forensic Psychology, Michael Brookes OBE, will listen to and analyse the audio of the killers. With years of experience working with criminals and killers, both will provide enlightening insights into the minds and actions of these killers.

BONDI RESCUE
Seasons 10-12
Weeknights double bill at 19:00 and 19:30 from 1st until 26th January

“Bondi Rescue” returns to CBS Reality, with three brand new exclusive seasons airing for the first time in the UK. After more than a decade of saving lives on screen, these brand new seasons feature the changing of the guard as familiar faces from the past are replaced by new blood. Can the old hands train the new recruits to battle Australia’s drowning epidemic and keep Bondi safe?

SCANDAL MADE ME FAMOUS
Season 2
Tuesdays at 22:00 from 2nd January continuing into next month

Scandal Made Me Famous recounts true-life events that became headline-making news. The show shares personal accounts from victims’ family members, jurors, members of law enforcement and journalists involved with each scandal to give viewers an intimate perspective and disclose new information. Featured commentator for every episode is author and People Magazine crime reporter, Steve Helling, who has covered several high- profile scandals. Season 2 includes the cases of Monica Lewinsky, Heidi Fleiss and Jessica Hahn.

IT TAKES A KILLER
New episodes
Fridays double bill at 22:00 and 22:30 from 5th January continuing into next month

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, 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.


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Missed your favourite CBS Reality show? Catch up on Freeview Play
Posted on Wednesday 5th December 2018

Check this out! Catch up with all your CBS Reality favourites now on Freeview Play!

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CBS Reality's Festive Season starts December 24th
Posted on Sunday 25th November 2018

From December 24th and running each night from 9pm, CBS Reality is giving you the greatest present ever, dedicated nights of all your CBS Reality favourites.

We start on Christmas Eve with Unexpected Evil. When a high school student is declared “Most Likely to Succeed” their families and communities have the highest hopes for their future. But sometimes even the most illustrious student’s life can take a terrible turn. Unexpected Evil tells the story of celebrated students whose lives don’t turn out the way anyone expected.

Then on Christmas Day we take a walk to one of the loneliest places on Earth in Women on Death Row. This series explores the person...

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Judge Judy to the max in December!
Posted on Sunday 25th November 2018

Judge JudyWith her outspoken style, hard-hitting decisiveness and biting wit, Judge Judith Sheindlin single-handedly reinvented the courtroom genre and in the process has become a genuine pop culture phenomenon.

A former New York family court judge known for her ability to cut through a dispute and get to the core of the emotional issue at hand, Judge Judy acts as a true moral compass for people seeking guidance, resolution and a little common sense in their often complicated lives.

Catch back-to-back Judge Judy weekdays at 9am from December 24th.

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Homicide's Elite - Season Finale
Posted on Sunday 25th November 2018

HE 112 Production Still 19Detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez have worked hundreds of homicides together, and if these two are on the case, the bad guys are going to prison.

Homicide’s Elite features the most baffling, shocking and heartbreaking cases Quinn and Velazquez have worked in their combined 50 years on the street.

From the minute the 911 call comes in, to each twist and turn, to arrest and conviction, this compelling new series takes viewers on a wild ride with these partners in crime.

Season 1 of Homicide's Elite concludes on December 6th at 10pm.

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Voice of a Killer Special: The Colonel
Posted on Thursday 15th November 2018

Voice of a KillerVoice of a Killer (formerly titled “Voice of a Serial Killer”) returns for this special episode, “The Colonel”, which features the confessions of Colonel Russell Williams, one of the deadliest murderers the UK has ever known. Yet, because he committed his crimes in Canada, few people have heard of him. This is his story...

The original police interviews are brought to life with lip sync technology, allowing the viewer to experience first-hand a showdown between detective and killer that is revered in law enforcement circles the world over as a masterclass in police interview technique.

Voice of a Killer with host David Wilson (pictured) returns T...

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Written In Blood: Interview with author Karin Slaughter
Posted on Sunday 11th November 2018

Karin SlaughterKarin Slaughter is truly a global superstar when it comes to crime fiction. Her work has been translated into 37 different languages and sold over 35 million books! In Episode 5 of Written in Blood, Karin introduces Simon to the case of Casanova Killer Paul John Knowles, a spree killer who terrorised the US, and who came within a few miles of Karin's home. Her she chats about this and her writing career.

CBSR: Was there one writer or person in your life who inspired you to become a writer?

KS: My biggest hero was my ninth grade English teacher, Ms. Bennett. She was the first adult who told me, “you’re a good writer, but you could be better.” Up until that...

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Written In Blood: Interview with author Peter Robinson
Posted on Monday 5th November 2018

Peter RobinsonPeter Robinson's Inspector Alan Banks series of crime books have sold across the globe and has become a favourite crime-solving cop with readers. In episode 4 of Written in Blood he invites Simon to Yorkshire, the setting for his DCI Banks series, where he reveals the largely untold story of 14-year-old stabbing victim Elsie Frost. We caught up with Peter to discuss his career and this tragic crime.

CBSR: Did any one person or event inspire you to be a writer?

PR: It’s something I always wanted to, and always have done, ever since I was a child. I suppose if anyone inspired me, it was my father. He was a keen amateur photographer and used to write arti...

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Written in Blood continues in November
Posted on Tuesday 30th October 2018

Written in Blood Season 2 PosterIn this new series of Written in Blood, some of the world’s top crime fiction writers explore the similarities between their work and the grim realities of true crime.

The six featured authors each take Simon Toyne on a journey to explore a real-life case which shares close parallels with their writing. For some, these cases are all too close to home. Others bear all the hallmarks of their works of fiction. Some are even stranger, and more shocking, than anything they could dream up.

6th November: In episode 4, Peter Robinson invites Simon to Yorkshire, the setting for his successful DCI Banks series, to explo...

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Written In Blood: Interview with author Mason Cross
Posted on Sunday 28th October 2018

Mason Cross

Mason Cross is the author of the acclaimed, best-selling Carter Blake thriller books which have sold across the globe. In episode 3 of Written in Blood he invites Simon Toyne to his hometown of Glasgow to uncover a case that literally unfolded on his doorstep so we caught up with Mason to discuss his career to date.

CBSR: Did you know from a young age that you wanted to become a writer?

MC: Yes, I always loved writing stories in school. When my family got its first computer, I would write Choose Your Own Adventure stories, print them out and flog them at school to my classmates. My best one was titled Ninja City.

CBSR: Where did your character Carter ...

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