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Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes

Macabre dark comedy loosely based on the true story of the infamous 19th century duo who provided cadavers to Edinburgh's medical establishment for anatomical dissection. When the supply of bodies of executed criminals begins to dry up, William Burke and William Hare find new ways to keep up with demand.

Last on

Sat 11 Jan 2014 22:15 BBC Two

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