Broadmoor: A History of the Criminally Insane


Over the past 150 years Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital has become one of Britain’s most feared establishments. Leading criminologist Professor David Wilson chronologically uncovers the real stories within this extraordinary institution and examines how our treatment of the criminally insane has changed since 1863. Combining historical detail and real case studies with his criminologist’s perspective Prof. Wilson gives the viewer an insight into the world of psychopaths, schizophrenia and sexual sadists. Through in depth interviewees, historical archive and stylised reconstruction he conjures up the world of the criminally insane behind bars.

Production Info

Duration: 1×60

Year of Production: 2013

Broadcaster: Crime + Investigation