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Spend the weekend with Donal MacIntyre this July
By James W, Saturday 23rd June 2018

Donal MacIntrye ready for a whole weekend of his shows on CBS RealityCBS Reality is giving you the opportunity to spend a weekend in the company of the nation’s favourite investigative journalist and criminologist Donal MacIntyre on 28th and 29th July from 7pm till 1am.

Programmes include:
Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files where MacIntyre examines some of the most horrific and fascinating crimes of recent times through the first-hand experiences of the people who ensured justice was carried out. Then in Donal MacIntyre: Unsolved he investigates some of the most notorious and intriguing unsolved cases in the UK and Ireland, exploring how these cases have never successfully brought about convictions.

The chilling series Click for Murder reveals some of the most disturbing crimes in recent history where the internet has been used as a tool to trick, torture, and kill innocent victims lured from a virtual world where nothing was as it seemed. Everyone is someone’s child, even murderers and serial killers have mums... Murderers and their Mothers returns to explore the most fragile and precious of relationships; between mother and child.


Related show tags: CLICK FOR MURDER, DONAL MACINTYRE: UNSOLVED, DONAL MACINTYRE’S MURDER FILES, MURDERERS AND THEIR MOTHERS
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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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