Series 1 - Harold Shipman

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Following his mother's devastating death to terminal cancer in 1963, Harold Shipman dedicated his life to the medical profession, determined to help the lives of those in need.

Several years later, after recovering from an addiction to pain killers, Shipman managed to secure a position as a respected doctor for Donneybrook Medical Centre in Hyde where he spent the next two decades enjoying the trust of patients and colleagues alike.

In 1998, Dr Harold Shipman rocked the medical world to the core. He was sentenced for murdering 15 of his elderly patients, although it is believed that he could have been responsible for killing up to 200 or more.

Why was it that a respected doctor suddenly started killing off his elderly and infirm patients? Did Dr Shipman believe he was simply easing long term suffering of his patients? Or was his drive something far more sinister. Was Harold Shipman born to kill?

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  • anne

    1 year ago

    anne

    i do think the freezing is more to do with the persons bandwidth as i haven't had any problem. However, the adverts cutting in, in the middle of a sentence, sometimes a word is unforgiveable. mmmmm

  • clive Halsey

    1 year ago

    clive Halsey

    I have had so much difficulty with freezing and the rest that I shall not bother to try and watch any of this again so why waste money making the unwatchable unwatchable

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  • J Rogers

    over 1 year ago

    J Rogers

    Stupid fail freezing after the ad's.. hire better techs channel 5

  • Gill B

    over 1 year ago

    Gill B

    I don't understand why Demand Five progs always freeze when the prog starts but never during the adverts. Then when you refresh the page to attempt to re-start it you have to go through all the ads AGAIN. It's not as if I'm on a rubbish connection either - I've never had freezing on Iplayer for example. It's pretty poor really!!!

  • steely666

    over 1 year ago

    steely666

    ads r annoying.

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  • dete

    over 1 year ago

    dete

    freezing...ruins the whole experience...will have to abort program!

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  • Caroline

    over 1 year ago

    Caroline

    I NEVER HAVE ANY PROBLEMS BUT I'M NOT ON 'WINDOWS', MY COMPUTER IS RUN ON 'UBUNTU' WHICH HAS IT'S OWN FREE VIRUS PROTECTION AND UPDATES. I HAD NEVER HEARD OT IT UNTIL A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN A SOMEONE I KNOW FIXED UP MY OLD COMPUTER FOR ME AFTER IT HAD COMPLETELY CRASHED. APPARENTLY IT'S POPULAR EVERYWHERE BUT UK AND USA. LUCKY ME!

  • tom

    over 1 year ago

    tom

    No freezing at all sounds like people just need a better bandwidth

  • Jessica

    over 1 year ago

    Jessica

    Shit on demand service again from stupid Channel 5! Thanks for cutting in with ad breaks in the middle of sentences.

  • SidRip

    over 1 year ago

    SidRip

    what rubbish never is any human being born to kill what utter nonsense

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  • Rachel Starkey

    over 1 year ago

    Rachel Starkey

    My mother lived on the same street as him when they were very young kids, she said he was a bit strange even then, he would not talk to other kids and just used to be swinging back and forth on his front garden gate.

  • lilo

    over 1 year ago

    lilo

    get a better internet connection!!

  • Shelle

    over 1 year ago

    Shelle

    I used to work in Hyde and, after this all happened no one would call him by his name they always called him "he who should not be named" like in the harry potter stories with Lord Volemort

  • Sophy

    over 1 year ago

    Sophy

    Absolutely ridiculously timed ad breaks! Half way through a sentence, oh yes perfect time to cut in! I've noticed this before with other programmes and I've noticed other users comment on it, I usually can't be bothered complaining but by now surely you have seen this comments? I understand the freezing gets talked about a lot and most often it's probably down to the users end for one reason or another however this is completely down to you channel 5 - do something about it!

  • DAN

    over 1 year ago

    DAN

    I WOULD LOVE A JOB THERE IF YOU DON'T HAVE DO ANY THING TO FIX THE SITUATION ... COZ I'M NOT QUALIFIED OR TRAINED TO DO SO EITHER!!....??

  • Barbara Lutterloch

    over 1 year ago

    Barbara Lutterloch

    barbara like everyone else, programmes freeze all the time. Same with Hotel Inspector.

  • SeJoGa

    over 1 year ago

    SeJoGa

    it freezes SOo much it almost driving me crazy O.o

  • VanessaCrook

    over 1 year ago

    VanessaCrook

    like

  • pamela

    over 1 year ago

    pamela

    kept freezing while adverts were on and then said the vidio is unable to be watched. tried three times am not impressed at all

  • AG

    over 1 year ago

    AG

    Can't remember how many times have I restarted the programme and try to watch the show, every time you restart, there was different advertisements!

  • anne bell

    over 1 year ago

    anne bell

    unable to watch this because of all the freezing.

  • sarah

    over 1 year ago

    sarah

    Just watched it without any problem. Although did have a bit of trouble with CSI earlier today.

  • Roger Street

    over 1 year ago

    Roger Street

    Roger Can't even watch the adverts without it freezing every five seconds

  • Clare D

    over 1 year ago

    Clare D

    Can almost recite this the number of times it's frozen and gone back to beginning !

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