TWISTED CITY TALES
From the moment a city is born is has a dark sinister side that helps to create its culture and history. There are villains, murderers and scoundrels committing the most disgusting deeds. This series looks at three cities that contain grim history now seen, sometimes romantically, as the creator of richness of culture. London, Boston and Berlin - places where the macabre is just round the corner.
The Body Snatchers, men who would dig up corpses or murder to sell body parts like spare parts, down to the last tooth. The first operating surgery in London, a swashbuckling doctor was far more in demand than those who quashed painful screams. The Black Museum in New Scotland Yard, now shut off to all media and the only place where the truth behind Jack the Ripper can be found. Then there is today's culture of exploitation and body art....
Broadcast Distribution: National Geographic Television International