BBC Three to air shocking films in new Crime Season

by Lynn Connolly

It’s been revealed today that BBC Three are to air a series of hard hitting and often shocking new shows as part of their Crime Season…

One of which will be hosted by DJ Reggie Yates, who takes a look at the gang culture in Britain today, particularly as it pertains to London.

He’ll meet some of the kids who are both actively in gangs, and those who are doing their best to stay away from them in ‘Teenage Gangs UK’.

Also coming to BBC Three is ‘My Murder’ which is a factual drama that’s been especially made for the channel.

It features the true story of a murder victim Shakilus Townsend, who was just 16 years old boy when his girlfriend lured him to his death.

The shocking case – in which Shakilus’ girlfriend was dubbed “the honey trap killer” – made headlines at the time, and this film shows the full extent of the horrific crime…

Also featuring in Crime Season is ‘My Mugger And Me’ which will attempt to show the very real and very human response to being mugged.

The stories we’ll hear about range from street muggings to violent and gang related crimes, all of which leave an indelible mark on the victims, affecting their lives profoundly.

And in ‘Rape: Don’t Call Me A Liar’ issues surrounding rape and sexual violence, and how victims are treated by the police and the justice system at large, will be examined by those who’ve lived through the ordeal.

Then in ‘Underage, Graphic And Criminal’, we see how modern technology – such as video cameras on phone and CCTV – often capture some of the worst crimes that are carried out in the UK.

The BBC adds, “This series explores the human stories behind these shocking real-life scenes of violence, theft and mayhem.”

And finally, BBC Three will air ‘Prison, My Family And Me’ – which is its working title – that features three films depicting young people whose primary carers are in prison or are facing a prison sentence.

In the films, we’ll see how teenagers cope with the stigma of having a parent in prison, and how they cope with being separated from their loved ones.

Transmission dates for these shows have yet to be announced, but we’ll keep you posted.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.