Secrets of Scotland Yard

Secrets of Scotland Yard

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TV parental guidelines rating: TV-PG (parental guidance suggested; this program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children).
No police institution in the world captures the public imagination in quite the same way as Scotland Yard. Today, the name is synonymous with London's Metropolitan Police, one of the oldest detective forces in the world. From the world's most famous serial killer to the biggest jewelry heist in history, we reopen classified files to reveal how a century and more of crime detection has sown the seeds of modern-day policing.
Edition: Wide screen
Copyright Date: ©2013
[Arlington, Virgiania?] :, Distributed by PBS Distribution,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781608839940
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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May 08, 2018

As a documentary I thought it was a little light on the history. The highlights that were showcased were gruesome and gritty but that only lent to what the men went through when investigating a crime. I would have liked to seen more in depth - training, working with other agencies, current recruitment with interviews of current officers. But then it would have been 2 discs that gave more insight.

Nov 08, 2015

At times rather gruesome, this is a fascinating look at how police work (e.g. forensics) has developed over the past 200 years.

Aug 01, 2015

This is a 2013 documentary produced for PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).
The crime historians retrace the steps of Scotland Yard's earliest detectives and enter a grisly world of treachery, violence, and murders that include the "Jack the Ripper" case.
The detective inspector also reveals the biggest jewelry heist in history.
It is an amazing, breath-taking and quite entertaining documentary.

Oct 01, 2014

PBS gives us yet another exceptional documentary, but that's to be expected from the broadcaster, which has such a great track record in doing so. This examines the history and current status of the police in London. The only complaint is that it could easily have been much longer.

aaa5756 Apr 27, 2014

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

brontelit87 Apr 05, 2014

Fascinating history of Scotland Yard. I would have liked this program could have been two hours instead of one! Highly recommended.


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