From the strange and notorious Malcolm MacArthur to evil serial killers John Shaw and Geoffrey Evans this mini-series looks at some of Ireland's most brutal criminals, reconstructing the gruesome moments that shocked a nation.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Crimes That Shook Ireland - Dunblane massacre - Netflix
The Dunblane school massacre took place at Dunblane Primary School near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, on 13 March 1996, when Thomas Hamilton shot 16 children and one teacher dead before killing himself. It remains the deadliest mass shooting in British history. Public debate about the killings centred on gun control laws, including public petitions calling for a ban on private ownership of handguns and an official inquiry, which produced the 1996 Cullen Reports. In response to this debate, two new Firearms Acts were passed, which outlawed private ownership of most handguns in Great Britain.
Crimes That Shook Ireland - Musical tributes - Netflix
With the consent of Bob Dylan, the musician Ted Christopher wrote a new verse for “Knockin' on Heaven's Door” in memory of the Dunblane school children and their teacher. The recording of the revised version of the song, which included brothers and sisters of the victims singing the chorus and Mark Knopfler on guitar, was released on 9 December 1996 in the UK, and reached number 1. The proceeds went to charities for children. Pipe Sergeant Charlie Glendinning of the City of Washington Pipe Band (US) composed “Dunblane”, a tune for bagpipes, which Bonnie Rideout arranged for two violins and viola. It was recorded on Rant, an album produced by Maggie's Music. Pipe Major Robert Mathieson of the Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band composed a pipe tune in tribute, “The Bells of Dunblane”.
Crimes That Shook Ireland - References - Netflix