Bad People

Jan 14 2021 32 mins 1.4k

Dr Julia Shaw and comedian Sofie Hagen dissect the criminal cases that shock, intrigue and scare us the most.

Episode 18: Lone wolf
Dec 31 2020 36 mins  
When far-right terrorist Anders Breivik murdered 77 people, many of whom were children, court-appointed psychiatrists declared him insane. Many Norwegian members of the public were angry that a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder would mean he would not be held accountable for his crimes and might even be freed early. He told doctors that he was the leader of a military group at war with Norway, committed to racist, anti-Muslim ideas. Breivik himself rejected the "insanity defence", insistent that he committed the mass murders with the aim of achieving high-profile media coverage at his trial. This episode of Bad People wrestles with the problem of giving media platforms to terrorists, radicalised by the internet A second evaluation found him to be sane. This time psychiatrists said that his symptoms were due to a severe narcissistic personality disorder combined with pathological lying and therefore he was accountable for his actions. 22 July 2011 forever changed Norway's relationship with homegrown extremism and it's hoped that the knowledge gained by psychiatrists about such terrorists will help to prevent future attacks. Warning: This episode contains descriptions terrorism, extreme violence and death, including the death of children. Presenters: Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen Producer: Paula McGrath Assistant producer: Simona Rata Editor: Rami Tzabar Music: Matt Chandler #BadPeople_BBC Archive credits: This episode includes audio from the United Nations, TEDx Talks and BBC News

Episode 15: “insanity”
Dec 10 2020 35 mins  
There were signs that the former polo player Alexander Lewis Ranwell was unravelling in early 2019. He’d lost his job and his girlfriend, was living in a caravan and was no longer taking medication to treat his delusions or hallucinations. He’d been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and had a history of substance abuse. He was arrested after letting loose animals and attacking a farmer and later released by the police, despite his bizarre behaviour. A short walk from the train he took to Exeter he came across a house where the elderly resident had a note on his door: he was looking for accommodation for himself and his cat. Suffering from delusions, Lewis Ranwell believed himself to be a policeman, hunting down paedophiles, and that a missing girl was being held prisoner in homes he randomly selected. In the two houses he visited three elderly men were found dead. No one at Exeter Crown Court could remember the defence of insanity being used in a case before – so how difficult is it to prove? In this episode of Bad People, presenters Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen explore the reality of paranoid schizophrenia, exposing some of the myths which exist in popular culture and stigmatise mental illness. Warning: This episode contains strong language and references to murder and violence. Presenters: Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen Producer: Paula McGrath Assistant producer: Simona Rata Editor: Rami Tzabar Music: Matt Chandler #BadPeople_BBC

3.5 • 2 Ratings

beeb Jan 10 2021
Its ok but would be better without the comedian. Also there are only 2 sexes Sophie. Gender doesn't matter when a crime is committed, only the sex of the person.

soot Jan 03 2021
Interesting but way too short. Get more into the topics please. Also it's not funny, not comedy but enjoyable. Both presenters have nice voices X