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Ep. 10: The Wimbledon Common Killer (Real Crime)

Narrated by: Sharon Thomas
Length: 29 mins
Categories: Radio & TV, Documentaries
4 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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The murder and sexual assault of the young model Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in 1992 was particularly horrific. Her two-year-old son sat next to her dead body, telling his mum to wake up. After a series of police errors, her real killer was finally brought to justice 16 years later, allowing him in the process to take away two more lives.

Real Crime retells the story, bringing to life the controversial police tactics to find Rachel's killer.

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Exceptional series

I enjoyed this series very much. It held my attention. Long enough to provide details and short enough to get through one on a break or lunch. I appreciate the mix of actors, narration, reality and overall color. Thank you.

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I know crime

I have watched this on television and I have heard the stories before and I have been a victim of crime and murder and abuse. it is a very serious subject and situation that is not to be taken lightly.

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Tragedy defined

Heard about this story so I knew quite a bit about it... but the retelling of the story hits you in the feels. The fact that a young child was witness to his mother being attacked and killed in broad daylight is absolutely heartbreaking.

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Break Down

Some of the crime stories in this series I had previously heard about, but a lot I had not. A mini break down of the crimes really sheds light on the criminals of the time and of this time. I do admit I did well up with some of the stories, such travesties. As weird as I feel saying I enjoyed listening, it was enjoyable as crime "entertainment" goes; intriguing overall.

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  • Kirstine
  • 06-30-18

An interesting and chilling series

I've listened to all ten real life crime stories. I remember them all. While having actual recordings of interviews and calls to the emergency services adds veracity to the episodes many are poor quality and difficult to hear. I found the added mood music annoying, especially if at the same time as speech. I often think that programme-makers should listen to what they produce through headphones like most of us use and experience how painful their often too loud sound effects/music are compared to the sound-level of the speech.

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  • SG Pearse
  • 08-28-19

Fascinating.

After listening to this, I wished that I had become a detective. Fascinating insight into the crime.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 05-07-18

The only one that disappoints

This is the final episode and the only one that I thought was disappointing and didn't enjoy. I felt, at times, that Ms Nickel's husband was getting blamed for suing the police service. Also, I have no interest in hearing the voice of that weirdo Colin Stagg. Definitely a real crime that rightfully belongs within this series; maybe this one should be dealt with slightly differently

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  • John D. Brooks
  • 05-04-18

I need more

Well presented, told and performed. Definitely need more episodes and I will be looking out for them