4 doccie dramas to keep you busy this week

All it takes are 4 documentaries to inspire, entertain, and make you believe in the power of storytelling.

Whatever the headlines say, they don’t lie about our true-life shows.

Twisted Love S1

What kind of love drives truly lovesick people to murder? This question is answered in this brand-new true-crime series executively produced by reality star and no stranger to love -life drama, Khloé Kardashian. Investigators dissect complicated relationships between spouses, friends and family members to answer the ill-fated question… why? Twisted Love season one kicks off with a married father of two, who engages in an affair with his wife's first cousin – a love triangle that will lead to one very murderous twist.

Friday 20 March on Investigation Discovery (171) at 21:00


Ripley's Believe It or Not S1

This popular series first gained fame for three years in the 2000s and was hosted by actor Dean Cain. Now Ash vs Evil Dead veteran actor Bruce Campbell takes over the reins to host the reboot filled with grand bizarre stories that both inspire and leave you in awe. The most bizarre and purely “unbelievable” stunts are the order of the game in this popular show. The fearless, the brave and just the plain weird outdo each other with all kinds of antics with the aim of achieving the greatest shock effect.

Friday 20 March on Travel Channel (179) at 20:15

Katie's New Face

As part of National Geographic’s Women of Impact special, this documentary tells the devastating yet inspiring story of Katie Stubblefield, who at 18 years old, attempted suicide with a rifle leaving her horribly disfigured. She’s the youngest person to ever receive a face transplant at the age of 21. This series explores Katie and her family’s journey from the moment she needed a donor, right up until her remarkable recovery and transformation.

Sunday 22 March on National Geographic (181) at 21:00


Ripped From The Headlines

This Investigation Discovery special features five hard-hitting documentaries taking a look at some of the most heinous and high-profile cases in the US. This week, Lost Boys of Bucks County is a two-hour special that looks at the brutal murders of four young men in Solebury Township, as well as the investigation that followed. The special will also features In Memoriam (looking at mass shootings), Aaron Hernandez: An ID Murder Mystery (examining where the former football star went wrong), The Lost Women of NXIVM (the look into the disappearances and deaths of four women linked to the cult) and Death in the Bayou (a look into the unsolved murders of the Jennings 8). The special runs daily at 21:50 on Discovery ID.

Monday 23 March on Investigation Discovery (171) at 21:50

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