September on Reality
By James Whittington, Wednesday 31st August 2016

Murderers and Their Mothers
Series 1 Part Two with 4 New Episodes
Sunday 2100 from 4th until 25th September
Donal MacIntyre returns to CBS Reality to investigate more notorious killers asking if they were born evil or whether their relationship with their mothers turned them into murderous monsters. In one of these episodes Donal looks into the case of 20-year-old Adam Lanza who killed his mother before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School and shooting dead 20 children and six teachers in one of the bloodiest mass shootings in American history. Adam, who suffered severe and deteriorating mental health problems, spent his final months locked in his room playing violent video games and obsessing over mass killings with a cyber community of murder enthusiasts, only interacting with his mother Nancy via email. Many blame Nancy, a gun enthusiast who did nothing to remove her arsenal of weapons from the family home, for refusing to get Adam the help he so badly needed. MacIntyre and distinguished criminologist Dr Elizabeth Yardley examine this tragic case and ask how destructive this mother-son relationship ultimately was?

Killer Clergy
(Series 1)
Sunday 2200 from 4th September
They are pillars of the community, uniquely qualified to perform the sacred rituals of their faith and provide spiritual guidance. It’s tempting to think they are immune from the human frailties that affect the rest of us but men of the cloth are, as we’ll see, as flawed as we are and in some cases tragically more so. A shocking new crime series which brings together murder cases where the protagonist is not a friendless outsider adrift from society but a trusted man or woman of God. One of those cases looks at a Methodist Priest in Pennsylvania who claimed he was out for a run on 23rd April 1999 when he returned home to find the body of his wife of 31 years in a pool of blood at the foot of basement steps in their home in North Lebanon. She had a vacuum extension cord wrapped around her leg. The coroner made no determination as to whether her death was an accident or a homicide and the case was closed. Authorities reopened the case after Schirmer was charged with using a crowbar to kill his second wife, Betty, in 2008 and staging a car accident in an effort to conceal the crime.

It Takes a Killer

(Series 1)
Saturday 2100 & 2130 from 3rd September
It Takes a Killer investigates the world’s most notorious murders and takes you inside the minds and motives of the killers who committed them. 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 the crime is solved. Sometimes you have to think like a killer to catch a killer.

Snapped: Killer Couples
(Series 5)
Weeknights 2200 from 5th until 16th September
Snapped: Killer Couples is a gripping series that features couples whose passion drove them to commit terrible criminal acts. Through recreations and first-hand accounts, each episode delves into the stories behind the couples' romance, how their relationship evolved once love transformed into manipulation and what ultimately drove them to commit heinous crimes. From teenage lovers who embark on a multi-state crime spree to lesbian lovers who stop at nothing to eliminate one of their husbands, viewers are given unprecedented access into these relationships gone awry.

Dog Patrol
(Series 1, 2, 6 & 7)
Weekdays 1600 & 1630 (double bill) from 12th September
Dog Patrol is an exciting series following integral roles that working dogs and their handlers play on the frontline protecting the streets, communities, prisons, airports, borders and national parks. We’re right in with the action following the real scenarios that unfold as a result of these dedicated hardworking dogs who work for the Police, Corrections Service, Customs, Ministry for Primary Industries, Aviation Security, New Zealand Detector Dog Services and the Department of Conservation.

Undercover: Sex Slaves
(Series 3)
Saturday 2200 from 3rd until 24th September
Investigations into a subject that is now a vast global crime. Human rights advocates estimate that every year almost a million women worldwide are sold as sex slaves.

I Survived
Weeknights Midnight from 5th September continuing into next month
What would you do if you were confronted with death? What gives someone the strength to survive? Is it luck, chance, instinct? In a stripped down, simple yet cinematic interview style, I Survived allows survivors to explain in their own words how they overcame unbelievable circumstances, offering insight into what got them through the experience that changed their lives forever. I Survived is storytelling at its most dramatic, most basic and most honest.

January on CBS Reality
Posted on Tuesday 2nd January 2018

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...

Enjoy stacks of your favourite shows this Christmas
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
Wednesday 27th: Hoarders: Family Secrets
Thursday 28th: Stalkers Who Kill
Friday 29th: 48 Hours
Saturday 30th: Killer Doctors On Death Row
Sunday 31st: Unsolved Mysteries

Spend Christmas in court!
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...

Interview with Professor David Wilson presenter of Voice of a Serial Killer
Posted on Tuesday 21st November 2017

Voice of a Serial Killer is the thrilling CBS Reality Original series that takes a fresh approach of bringing to life the nerve jangling real audio taken from the killer’s confessions. One of its presenters, Professor David Wilson took time to chat to us about this series.

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...

Visit a City In Fear this November on CBS Reality
Posted on Sunday 29th October 2017

City In Fear is a 10-part documentary series that explores some of the most terrifying crimes that have shocked American cities.

Season 1 includes the serial killings of black children in Atlanta, the high school massacre of Columbine, the murder rampage of women in Los Angeles by the ‘Hillside Strangler’, and the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami.

Double episodes of City In Fear begin November 2nd at 10pm on CBS Reality.

As the saying goes, "Karma’s A B****!" this November on CBS Reality
Posted on Sunday 29th October 2017

On Karma’s A B****!, Sopranos and “Secret Life of the American Teenager” star Steve Schirripa guides you into the world of those who don’t just fantasize about revenge - they get even.

Whether it’s avenging a husband’s duplicity or settling the score with a con man, this provocative new series shows just how far some people are willing to go to balance the scales of justice. As the saying goes, revenge is a dish best served cold.

Karma’s A B****! starts November 6th at 9pm on CBS Reality.

Written In Blood final episode details
Posted on Sunday 29th October 2017

This hit series brings fact and fiction together as bestselling writer Simon Toyne meets other top crime authors to discuss how their works of fiction have been inspired by the UK’s darkest real life crimes.

In this finale episode Simon Toyne travels North to investigate one of the most chilling folie a deux partnership of all time.

Joined by Howard Linskey, author of The Search, they investigate the crimes committed by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, which resolved in the death of five children and the ongoing hunt for their bodies.

Written In Blood concludes Sunday 5th November at 10pm.

For more information on this episode and the other nine bo...

Voice of a Serial Killer - New and exclusive to CBS Reality in November
Posted on Sunday 29th October 2017

Locked in police station vaults are interviews with some of world’s most notorious murderers and serial killers.

This thrilling CBS Reality Original series takes a fresh approach by bringing to life the nerve jangling real audio taken from the killer’s confessions, including Robert Black, Kim Edwards, Ted Bundy and Elizabeth Wettlaufer. Using actors and lip-sync technology, the audio will be brought 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 exper...

Written In Blood - Episode 9: The Bone Field
Posted on Sunday 29th October 2017

Written In Blood continues with Simon Toyne travelling to West London, where he explores the abduction and murder of a 7-year-old, the inspiration behind the book The Bone Fieldby by Simon Kernick.

Wokingham, Berkshire. Mark Tildesley was seven years old when he died on the 1st of June, 1984. After saving his 30p pocket money which he supplemented by returning trollies and keeping the 10p, he saved up enough money to go to the fair. On assuring his mother that he would be back within an hour and a half, he set off on his bike to meet his two friends. They had both decided that they didn’t want to go, so he continued on alone. Sidney Cooke, who befriended Mark earlier by givin...

Scandal Made Me Famous
Tuesday 23 January
10.00 PM
Judge Judy
Thursday 25 January
5.30 PM
Voice of a Serial Killer
Wednesday 24 January
10.00 PM