Royal Murder Mysteries

October 2017

Season 1 Episode 4 - The Riddle Of The Romanovs

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In the early hours of 17th July 1918, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was marched into a cellar of a house in Yekaterinburg and mown down by a Bolshevik firing squad. Along with the Tsar, those who were thought to have died that morning included the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, his son Alexei Nikolaevich and his four daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. But it is now thought that Anastasia might not have perished at all. An extraordinary new theory suggests that she may have escaped and t...
September 2017

Season 1 Episode 1 - King George V: Mercy Or Murder

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At five minutes before midnight on 20 January 1936 King George V of England was pronounced dead. The official cause of death, bronchitis, was confirmed by Lord Bertrand Dawson, the King's personal physician. In recognition of his care for the King during the last days of his life, Lord Dawson was made a Viscount. Dawson continued his illustrious medical career right up until his death in 1945. He was mourned by the Royal family, the political class and the media. But Dawson went to his grave wi...

Season 1 Episode 6 - Ludwig II: The Mad King Of Bavaria

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King Ludwig of Bavaria was gay, wildly eccentric and built fairy tale castles that today rate as Germany's leading tourist attractions. He was not a conventional man or king. His behaviour saw him declared insane and deposed from the throne, and in June 1886, his body was found in a lake south of Munich. Originally ruled as suicide, recent evidence has come to light that suggests murder. That evidence is compelling enough to have led to louder and louder calls for the King's body to be exhumed ...

Season 1 Episode 3 - Prince Albert Victor: The Royals And The Ripper

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Queen Victoria's grandson, Prince Albert Victor, was certainly a fascinating man. Rumour, speculation and scandal constantly surrounded the short life of the man known as 'Eddy'. Labelled promiscious and a philanderer, he was named suspect in the infamous Jack the Ripper murders of the late 19th century. A team of historians, ex-policeman and forensic experts get on the case to discover how a man who was once second in line to the British throne got himself into a position which put him under s...

Season 1 Episode 2 - Lord Errol: Death In The Valley

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During the Second World War, Kenya's Happy Valley was a hedonistic hideaway for society's Aristocratic elite. It was a place where general debauchery was commonplace, and the upper classes could misbehave far away from the gaze of those at home who might disapprove. Immortalised on film and in print, this is the true story of the life and mysterious murder of the most talked-about and glamorous member of Kenya's notorious Happy Valley set. Since Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll was discovered d...

Season 1 Episode 5 - Prince George: Tragedy Or Treason

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Historians, pathologists, forensic scientists and modern detectives investigate notorious murder cases involving royalty in Russia, Germany, France and Great Britain. The death of the Duke of Kent in a plane crash in 1942 has never fully been explained, and the mysterious circumstances combined with lack of acknowledgement by the royal family led to accusations that the Prince was deliberately airbrushed from history. Experts delve into Prince George's hedonistic past to get the facts behind th...