Must Watch is a curation of some of the world’s most critically acclaimed and award winning true-crime documentary films, showcasing the most confronting, chilling and thought-provoking films from the last two decades. These are the films you need to see this month:
Fight For Justice: David & Me
Saturday October 5 at 9.30pm AEST
After a convicted killer helps him turn his life around, a film maker sets out to prove his incarcerated friend is innocent. Their unlikely bond turns this wrongful conviction story into emotional journey of friendship and perseverance.
How To Catch A Serial Killer
Saturday October 12 at 9.30pm AEDT
The pursuit of Christopher Halliwell by Detective Steve Fulcher has been one of the biggest crime stories in recent years, captivating the public’s attention. Spanning more than a decade, multiple murders, two much-publicised trials and one irreparably damaged career, it is a story of the dogged pursuit of a serial-killer by a police officer determined to get justice for the families of his victims. From the moment the case of a missing 21-year-old girl named Sian O’Callaghan landed on the desk of DCI Fulcher, the hunt was on. What unfolded over the following five days was a game of cat-and-mouse of the utmost stakes, characterised by the painstaking and relentless pursuit of a killer by a seasoned detective with decades on the force.
Car Crash: Who’s Lying?
Saturday October 19 at 9.30pm AEST
A young man is killed in a devastating crash. At first it looks like yet another tragic accident, but as the police investigation gets underway, a dark mystery emerges: Who was the driver? Who were the victims? Who’s lying? Car Crash: Who’s Lying? is a compelling single narrative documentary that tells the story of an unlikely group of friends in a close-knit community in Hampshire, who find themselves at the centre of an intense police investigation. With access to never-before-seen police bodycam footage of the crash site, you are taken directly into the heart of the aftermath of a catastrophic collision between a car and a tree on a dark country road. The immediate impact of the crash leaves a young man stumbling, dazed but unharmed from the car. Telling the on-duty sergeant he was the driver, he is clearly shocked and expresses obvious concern for his friends still in the car, before asking for a hug. As more details emerge and the young man, Dannylee, comes under police scrutiny, it’s clear the events of that night have changed their friendship group forever; “We trusted Danny, we never thought he could do anything like that.”Emotional interviews from the family members and friends of the gravely injured teens highlight what they believe happened that night, but the only ones who know the true story are those who were in the in car. As their stories change, conflicting testimonies emerge and rumours spread amongst the community – it’s down to the police to unpick the mystery of what really went on that night. With the critical hard evidence and real truths finally eked out, almost a year to the day after the crash, the truth is finally revealed.
Saturday October 26 at 9.30pm AEDT
A retired police detective uses his extensive knowledge and experience and investigates the deaths of two young holidaymakers killed abroad. This series will take viewers back to the scenes of the murders to examine what happened on the nights they occurred and why local authorities did so little. Drawing on his 34 years of police experience, across hundreds of murder enquiries, retired detective David sets out to discover the truth of what really happened to Craig Mallon and Kirsty Maxwell.