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What to watch on television this month in the UK—BBC’s Three Families and the Crime of the Century

Plus Channel 4 on the truth about police stop and search

By Chris Harvey  

England international footballer Jermaine Jenas fronts the documentary on stop and search. Photo: Channel 4

The Crime of the Century, Sky Documentaries, May

Acclaimed documentary-maker Alex Gibney made his name in 2005 with Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. His latest is an investigation into the relationship between “Big Pharma” and the US governmental regulators which has allowed America to fall victim to the public health tragedy of mass synthetic opioid addiction—believed to be responsible for half a million deaths in this century alone. With the aid of whistleblowers, it seeks to establish a link between profits and a willingness to perpetuate the crisis.

The Truth About Police Stop and Search, Channel 4, May

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