The Hunt for Bible John

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Sociopolitical Documentary hosted by Matt Pinder, published by BBC in 2021 - English narration

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Explores the 1968 case in which three women were killed after a night of dancing, triggering Scotland's largest manhunt. The suspect's now-infamous moniker, Bible John, came after a key witness described a man who picked up women, yet quoted extensively from the Old Testament and frowned on adultery. Despite one of the biggest manhunts in Scottish history, these brutal killings remain unsolved more than 50 years on.

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Far from the Swinging Sixties of London, Glasgow was in a state of disarray, with appalling living conditions in much of the city and many of the tenement slums being torn down. Life was hard, but Glaswegians had a lifeline in the form of the dance halls. Glasgow was known for being 'dancing daft' and boasted many of the country's top dance halls. But given the city's numerous gangs and hard-drinking reputation, there was always a level of violence simmering beneath the surface.

Featuring testimony from some of the detectives and reporters who worked on and covered the case.

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In November 1969, Helen Puttock was found dead after she went out dancing at the Barrowland Ballroom with her sister. She was the third woman to have been murdered in similar circumstances, and Glasgow detectives now feared that they were dealing with a serial killer.

Journalist Magnus Linklater recounts the interview he conducted with Helen's sister Jeannie Williams, who was with her the night she was killed. Jeannie left Helen in a taxi with a man named John, who they had met at the Barrowland earlier that night. Jeannie's testimony about the mysterious red-haired, smart-suited man with crooked teeth who quoted from the Bible would form the basis of the biggest manhunt Scotland had ever seen. This is the story of that incredible and groundbreaking investigation, and the extraordinary effort made by the police, led by DSI Joe Beattie, to try and find the killer.

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  • Video Codec: x265 CABAC Main@L4
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 21 (~2302Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 1920x816
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio Bitrate: 128Kbps CVBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 118 mins (total)
  • Number Of Parts: 1 (2 chapters)
  • Part Size: 2.01 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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