Infamous Assassinations was a 2007 British documentary television series about high-profile murders and attempted murders of public figures. The series was narrated by actor Robert Powell. It is currently being shown on Yesterday.
- 1 Episode 1: Ernst Röhm
- 2 Episode 2: Che Guevara
- 3 Episode 3: Princess Anne
- 4 Episode 4: Anwar Sadat
- 5 Episode 5: Lord Mountbatten
- 6 Episode 6: Ronald Reagan
- 7 Episode 7: John Lennon
- 8 Episode 8: Michael Collins
- 9 Episode 9: Leon Trotsky
- 10 Episode 10: Charles de Gaulle
- 11 Episode 11: Pope John Paul II
- 12 Episode 12: Adolf Hitler
- 13 Episode 13: Wladyslaw Sikorski
- 14 Episode 14: Robert F. Kennedy
- 15 Episode 15: William McKinley
- 16 Episode 16: Mahatma Gandhi
- 17 Episode 17: Reinhard Heydrich
- 18 Episode 18: Martin Luther King
- 19 Episode 19: Yitzhak Rabin
- 20 Episode 20: Tsar Nicholas II
- 21 Episode 21: Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
- 22 Episode 22: Alexander I of Yugoslavia
- 23 Episode 23: Hendrik Verwoerd
- 24 Episode 24: Franz Ferdinand
- 25 Episode 25: Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi
- 26 Episode 26: John F. Kennedy
- 27 External links
Episode 1: Ernst Röhm
On 1 July 1934 in Munich, the SA leader Röhm was killed on Adolf Hitler's orders, shortly after many other Nazis were also killed on Hitler's orders, on what became known as the Night of the Long Knives. Hitler ordered the killings to prevent any rivals within his party from gaining more power than he was comfortable with.
Episode 2: Che Guevara
Episode 3: Princess Anne
Episode 4: Anwar Sadat
On 6 October 1981 in Cairo, Egyptian President Sadat was shot dead by Islamic extremist soldiers.
Episode 5: Lord Mountbatten
Episode 6: Ronald Reagan
Episode 7: John Lennon
On 8 December 1980, in New York City, Mark David Chapman shot dead pop star Lennon. His motive was that he felt Lennon was a hypocrite for espousing universal brotherhood, whilst at the same time being a multi-millionaire enjoying a lavish lifestyle far beyond the reach of the large majority of people.
Episode 8: Michael Collins
Episode 9: Leon Trotsky
Episode 10: Charles de Gaulle
Attempts to kill French President de Gaulle.
Episode 11: Pope John Paul II
Episode 12: Adolf Hitler
On 20 July 1944 in Rastenburg, Germany, a bomb was planted with the intention of killing the Nazi dictator, but he was only slightly injured. Hitler had many people involved in the plot killed soon after.
Episode 13: Wladyslaw Sikorski
On 4 July 1943 in Gibraltar, Polish leader Sikorski was killed when the plane he was travelling in crashed. Although the crash was declared to be an accident, that ruling is disputed.
Episode 14: Robert F. Kennedy
Episode 15: William McKinley
Episode 16: Mahatma Gandhi
Episode 17: Reinhard Heydrich
Episode 18: Martin Luther King
Episode 19: Yitzhak Rabin
Episode 20: Tsar Nicholas II
Episode 21: Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
On 17 August 1988 in Pakistan, Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq died in a plane crash, along with the US Ambassador and several high-ranking military officials. It was ruled an accident, but there are many conspiracy theories about the death of Zia-ul-Haq.
Episode 22: Alexander I of Yugoslavia
On 9 October 1934 in Marseille, France, Yugoslav King Alexander was shot dead by Vlado Chernozemski, a Bulgarian nationalist. The episode seriously lacks factual accuracy in multiple occasions, e.g. claiming that Bulgaria was a Muslim country etc. and speaker seriously mispronounces most of the names and titles.