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By James W, 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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