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Mind of a Murderer, The

Synopsis
The true story of mass murderer Kenneth Bianchi, known as the Hillside Strangler, who was responsible for the murder of 12 young women in the USA from 1977 to 1979. He appeared to have no memory of the crimes, and psychiatrists believed he suffered from a dual personality, but the police were skeptical. The programme uses court-ordered videotapes to show psychiatric interviews of Bianchi alleged multiple personality. Part 1 shows how psychiatrists came to believe in Bianchi’s multiple personality; part 22 reveals his true personality and examines the role of experts in such cases.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 2 x 60 min.
Year of production
1984
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p) both parts
Subjects
Law; Psychiatry
Keywords
criminology; murder trials; psychiatric interviewing; serial killers

Credits

Producer
Michael Barnes
Writer
Michael Barnes
Contributor
Graham Massey

Sections

Title
Case of the hillside strangler, The

Title
Mask of madness, The

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Name

WGBH Boston

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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