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Untold: The Murder Of James Bulger

Season 1
The abduction and murder of toddler James Bulger in 1993 stunned the entire UK and has seeped into the public consciousness like no other crime. With chilling insights from the detectives who investigated the murder, the professionals who worked with the killers, and politicians who dealt with the legacy of the case, this landmark true crime documentary series asks how this crime happened.
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  1. S1 E1 - The Vanishing
    November 11, 2021
    In February 1993, two-year-old James Bulger suddenly vanished while visiting a shopping mall. His terrified mother alerted the police and a nail-biting search began. As this gripping true crime documentary shows, a breakthrough is made within hours when CCTV reveals the child with two young boys. It’s thought he’d soon be found safe. But hope soon turns to horror when a body is found.
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  2. S1 E2 - Horror Revealed
    November 11, 2021
    The body of two-year-old James Bulger has been found. Police assume that only an adult could have committed a crime so horrific. But, as this intense true crime documentary reveals, two ten-year-old boys are soon the main suspects. Police are shocked at their youth, but interviews quickly identify something odd about the children. Both are manipulative but one of them seems especially sinister.
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  3. S1 E3 - The Aftermath
    November 11, 2021
    The terrible murder of toddler James Bulger reaches court, where the true horror of the crime is revealed. Two ten-year-old boys are found guilty and imprisoned, the youngest convicted murderers in modern British history. But their conviction is not the end of the story. As this shocking true crime documentary concludes, questions are asked about the reasons behind this terrible crime.
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English [CC]
Andy DunnIan Rumsey
ITN Productions
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