By James, Monday 5th May 2014
Heir Hunters - Series 1
Weekdays at 5pm
Heir Hunters focuses on attempts to find missing or unknown heirs, entitled to deceased people's estates before the British Treasury lawfully collects the money. The show follows the work of Probate researchers from a number of different firms to show how the results of time-consuming research turned out.
In each programme of the first two series, three unclaimed estates from Bona Vacantia are mentioned in the hope of information being given by a viewer which could help find an heir or heirs. One of these mentioned in the first series resulted in information that led to some heirs being found for an estate. Nadia Sawalha presented series 1 with subsequent series being narrated by Lisa Faulkner.
Caught On Camera - Season 5
Weeknights at 11pm from 19th May
This show features some of the most dramatic, compelling events ever caught on tape. Cops, criminals, and ordinary citizens captured in extreme situations---whether teetering on the edge of life and death, battling an attacker, or surviving a deadly explosion. Hear it from those who saw it, filmed it, and lived it.
Bait Car - Season 1
20th May weekdays at 9.30am and 3pm
Bait Car takes us inside stolen cars with outlaws burning rubber in a real-life game of Grand Theft Auto! In Oakland, high-tech “bait cars,” rigged with hidden cameras and sophisticated satellite trackers. The specially equipped car records every nervous glance, ecstatic laugh and bone-headed conversation from the unlucky opportunists inside. We’ll be there for all the action – from the moment the car is stolen to the inevitable bust.
24 Hours To Kill - Season 4
Weeknights at 10pm from 26th May
24 Hours To Kill looks at some of Ireland's most brutal and sinister killings and the perpetrators who carried them out. The series relives the last 24 hours leading up to these heinous crimes and looks at what instigated the killers to take such drastic action. Each episode shows how greed, lust, revenge and hatred play a part in some of Ireland's most shocking murders. The show’s host Dyane Connor has been working in the TV3 newsroom since July 2004 and has reported on a wide range of stories for TV3 news.
Season 4 episode 1 features 17-year-old Alan Higgins' murder at the hands of Christopher Dunne, a schoolboy who was two years his junior. Retracing events that led up to the crime, which took place in October 2002, the programme considers how a combination of drink and drugs fuelled Dunne's violent rampage that culminated in him stabbing Higgins to death.
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Posted on Monday 5th March 2018
Exclusive to CBS Reality, Sins & Secrets reveals the grim truth of the criminal underworld which can be found in every neighbourhood.
As slick and pacey as a contemporary cop drama, this new series uncovers brutal crimes which shook neighbourhoods leaving communities wondering who would be next and paranoid of every stranger in town.
This series shows no one can ever be sure of what is really happening behind the net curtains of suburbia. Using real life footage, dramatic reconstructions and witness interviews, the sins and secrets criminals have tried so desperately to bury are exposed.
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Posted on Monday 5th March 2018
Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files is presented by renowned undercover reporter and criminologist Donal MacIntyre, who examines some of the most horrific and fascinating crimes of recent times through the first-hand experiences of the men and women who ensured justice was carried out.
Each episode includes an in-depth interview with the key detective who solved the case in question. Using dramatic reconstruction, archive footage and police tapes, MacIntyre takes the viewer through all the twists and turns, the setbacks and the dangers, to the turning point that led to the case being solved. The viewer will find out what it takes to solve a complex case while witnessing ...SHARE: READ MORE Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files open in February
Posted on Thursday 15th February 2018
In the bold new studio based series, Donal MacIntyre's Murder Files the renowned undercover reporter and crime journalist examines the most horrific and fascinating crimes.
In-depth interviews by Donal with the individuals who were central to solving each case - from the detective on duty to the undercover agent to the forensic scientist – are the spine of each episode. Donal will expertly lead them through their story step by step, uncovering the dramatic twists and turns of each and every case. The stories will be illustrated by dramatic reconstruction of the case and archive, including police tapes and undercover evidence.
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Posted on Thursday 25th January 2018
This exciting series follows the integral roles that working dogs and their handlers play on the frontline protecting our streets, prisons, national parks, airports and borders.
We’re right in with the action following the real scenarios that unfold as a result of these dedicated hardworking dogs, in the Correction Service, Customs, MAF, Aviation Security, Department of Conservation and Search and Rescue. While examining the relationship between these loyal canines and their handlers, we get an intimate insight of how they mutually perform their jobs. We explore the bond each duo have together and watch each dog’s unique style of operating.
Dog Patrol weekdays at 4pm and 4:30pm fro...SHARE: READ MORE Toxic relationships are uncovered in February
Posted on Wednesday 24th January 2018
Uncovering: Intimate Partner Abuse (Wednesday 7th February at 10pm) is a one-hour CBS Reality Original documentary which explores and highlights the different elements of domestic abuse, including coercion and stalking, that so often lead to serious violence or homicide.
The programme reveals the patterns and warning signs that are present in almost all abusive relationships and explains the definitive characteristics of most abusers.
Jemma Cadle and Samantha Howlett describe their abusive relationships and how with support they eventually regained control and secured convictions. Other key contributors include criminologist and leading expert in domestic homicide, Jane Monckton-Smith (pictu...SHARE: READ MORE January on CBS Reality
Posted on Tuesday 2nd January 2018
VOICE OF A SERIAL KILLER
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...
Posted on Tuesday 5th December 2017
Every night from 23rd until 31st December at 9pm, CBS Reality is giving you the chance to binge on your favourite shows with nights stacked with the best in true life drama.
Saturday 23rd: Troubled Teens – Jail Shock
Sunday 24th: Voice Of A Serial Killer
Monday 25th: Urban Legends
Tuesday 26th: Murder For Hire
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Friday 29th: 48 Hours
Saturday 30th: Killer Doctors On Death Row
Sunday 31st: Unsolved Mysteries
Posted on Tuesday 5th December 2017
Love Judge Judy? You'll love CBS Reality over Christmas as we're delivering back-to-back episodes from 23rd until 31st December.
With 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. Judge Judy’s goal is to make a permanent and worthwhile impression that will discourage repeat offender...SHARE: READ MORE Interview with Professor David Wilson presenter of Voice of a Serial Killer
Posted on Tuesday 21st November 2017
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CBSR: You were the youngest governing governor at the age of 29, what pressure did that add to what must be an incredibly stressful role?
DW: The pressure was one of youth and inexperience. Quite apart from the personal pressures that come with wanting to do a good job, there were inter personal pressures too. Some older staff were all too eager for me to fall fl...SHARE: READ MORE PICK OF THE WEEK
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