5 x 60′
Everyone is someone’s child, even murderers.
This chilling series returns to explore the most fragile and precious of relationships between mother and child. Did the formative years of some of the world’s most notorious murderers turn them into psychopaths? Were their crimes a result of disturbed and abusive childhoods, and of unnatural relationships with their mothers? Presented by crime journalist Donal Macintyre, with expert analysis from Dr Elizabeth Yardley and comment from leading psychologists, Murderers and Their Mothers explores the dysfunctional maternal relationships of some of the most depraved killers, and the key moments buried in their childhood and adolescence that twisted their minds and set them on a path of deadly destruction.