Documentary · Crime
In this series, British crime writer, Martina Cole, examines the most notorious female serial killers across history and asks: why do women kill?
Directed bySean CrottyJanette ClucasRebecca Cody
S01:E01 - Myra Hindley
the story of Myra Hindley, dubbed 'the most evil woman in Britain', who killed five children in the 1960s, burying their bodies on moorland
S01:E02 - Amelia Dyer
Amelia Dyer qualified as a nurse and became a baby-farmer, looking after others' babies. After deaths of children in her care she was charged with neglect and sent to jail
S01:E03 - Beverly Allitt
Beverly Allitt studies nursing, obtaining a job in the local hospital, where she is well-regarded. She kills four children for which she is put away in a secure hospital for life.
S01:E04 - Rose West
Rosemary West and husband Fred West killed ten girls. Rose along with Myra Hindley,is the only British murderess denied any hope of release.
S01:E05 - Mary Ann Cotton
Mary Ann Cotton, hanged in Durham in 1873 was a Victorian Black Widow. Killing for greed, she murdered husbands and even her own children.
S01:E06 - Elizabeth Bathory
Countess Bathory was a lesbian who got young girls to come to her castle on the pretext of finding them work and then tortured and killed them.
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