The Ripper Hoaxer: The Real Story

The Ripper Hoaxer: The Real Story

BBC One

The conviction of the Yorkshire Ripper Hoaxer

This is the remarkable inside story of the biggest and most controversial hoax in criminal history. In the late 1970’s a series of letters and a tape were sent to detectives trying to catch serial killer Peter Sutcliffe – The Yorkshire Ripper. The police were led on a two-year-long chase for the wrong man, allowing Sutcliffe to murder three more women. Finally found guilty 25 years after leading the hoax, this is the story of John Humble.