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BRADY, IAN & MYRA HINDLEY: Mark Billingham - The Moors Murders Code TV - Jean Ritchie - Fred Harrison - Duncan Staff - Joe Chapman - See No Evil: The Moors Murders TV - Longford TV - Lesley Ann's mother - David Smith - David Frost Show TV - Moors Murderer: Right to Die? TV - Born to Kill? Myra Hindley TV - Myra Hindley's Prison Years TV - Ian Brady: Endgames of a Psychopath TV - Brady & Hindley: Possession TV - Myra Hindley: The Untold Story TV - Fred Dinenage: Murder Casebook TV - Myra: Murder, Lies & Manipulation TV - Crimes that Shook Britain TV - Ian Brady: 50 Years Behind Bars TV - Murder UK with Martin Kemp: Ian Brady: Moors Murderer TV - The Moors Murderers Left Me For Dead TV - Trevor McDonald TV - Moors Murders TV -
Think about a serial killer. It’s probably a man. Most likely a loner living in a private fantasy world. His murders are a closely guarded secret ... The serial killer is not alone ... Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. Mark Billingham, Killer Couples: The Moors Murders, CI 2009
Hindley’s boyfriend Ian Brady pounced: raping and strangling Pauline, before together, Hindley and Brady buried her. Pauline’s murder marked the beginning of a hideous killing spree. Twelve-year-olds John Kilbride and Keith Bennett, and ten-year-old Lesley Ann Downey followed over the next two years. All four were abducted from streets around Manchester, raped, killed then buried on the moor. Victim number five Edward Evans was destined for the same grave before police discovered his body at Brady’s and Hindley’s suburban semi and brought the killing to an end ... The Criminal Inquiry then followed shocked the nation ... Was some dark chemistry set off when these two came together, or were they destined to kill even if they’d never met? ibid.
What made Myra Hindley so warped that she could abduct children for her partner to rape and kill? ibid.
An unlikely killer ... She met Brady at an office in Manchester in 1961. ibid.
Brady remains locked up at a secure mental hospital near Liverpool. ibid.
Isolated and plagued with frightening visions. Brady was also a petty thief. ibid.
A growing obsession with the Nazis. ibid.
Hindley’s background may have been ordinary but her personality wasn’t. ibid.
Just what happened when they started going out to turn Ian Brady’s fantasies into realities? ibid.
What drove Hindley and Brady to murder together? ... Before meeting, Brady held crazed vision of death that he associated with wild landscapes, whilst Hindley had an abnormally cold and powerful personality, and I was to learn that Hindley quickly devoted that personality to Ian Brady. ibid.
What did she get out of it? ibid.
Hindley later claimed she was an unwilling accomplice. The evidence suggests otherwise. ibid.
For Hindley and Brady the killing of Pauline Reade set a blueprint. ibid.
Both boys were taken to Saddleworth Moor, abused by Brady, then buried. ibid.
Brady wanted more ... Even another accomplice. ibid.
One of the shocking things about Hindley and Brady is just how much they enjoyed their crimes. ibid.
Ten-year-old Lesley Ann Downey ... She wasn’t taken straight to the moors but to Hindley and Brady’s new home ... Recorded begging ... tortured ... then buried the following day. ibid.
He tried to involve a new accomplice ... The man he chose was David Smith, husband of Myra’s sister Maureen. ibid.
Evans was a seventeen-year-old lad out drinking alone in Manchester in October 1965 when he was picked up by Brady and Hindley. Somehow the couple convinced him to come back to their house ... Later that evening Hindley invited David Smith round and deliberately led him into the kitchen just as Brady was plunging an axe into Evan’s head. But Smith wasn’t to join the killer couple. After helping Hindley and Brady clean up the evidence he called the police. ibid.
The idea of losing it in some way, drinking heavily, is a compelling one. ibid.
The Brady who killed Evans was very different from the Brady of the previous murders. This time he had helped pick up the victim himself so Myra’s role was less crucial ... These developments are not uncommon with serial killers. ibid.
Hindley and Brady closed ranks under police questioning. ibid.
Two decades past with the killer couple refusing to talk about their crimes. ibid.
Both confessed to all five murders. ibid.
Keith Bennett’s body was never found. ibid.
By the time of her death she was the longest serving woman prisoner in Britain. ibid.
The Ian Brady of this letter comes across as a fantasist bragging about how clever he is. ibid.
Something terrible happened when they came together ... As a unit Hindley and Brady was a monster. ibid.
This safe contains evidence of the code Ian Brady used to record where he buried the victims of the Moors murders. The Moors Murders Code, BBC 2004
The death of Myra Hindley was celebrated in the national press. ibid.
Myra Hindley’s relationship with her father – she hated him. ibid.
12th July 1963: When Myra Hindley picked up 16-year-old Pauline Reade in her van: she tricked her into going to Saddleworth Moor to look for a lost glove. Ian Brady followed on his motorbike. ibid.
Myra Hindley always claimed she wasn’t there when the children died. ibid.
The Moors murderers were to remain emotionally entwined for many years. ibid.
I think Myra Hindley’s childhood of its kind was relatively happy. Her father was a distant and shadowy figure in her life ... Mum and Gran made up for any deficiencies in father. Jene Ritchie, Myra Hindley’s biographer, Inside The Mind of a Murderess
She felt she was a cut above other people. Jene Ritchie
She is always the facilitator, the one that allows these things to happen. And she is definitely the front person. Jene Ritchie
The two of them coming together was far greater than the sum of their parts. Jene Ritchie
For a child reared in the Gorbals, a slum of Glasgow, it was a hard life, they were very poor and he had to fend for himself. If that’s normal, then yes he led a reasonably normal childhood. But there was an emotional distance. He was an empty child. He knew that he didn’t belong ... In his case there was some kind of a mental breakdown. He was fourteen or fifteen. He did explain ... ‘A stroke or whatever. I can’t explain it.’ But that’s when he saw this face of death. A green image that he rationalised in terms of a face of death. Fred Harrison, author Brady & Hindley
I was able to play on his Achilles Heel, which was he didn’t want Myra out of the nick. Fred Harrison
She wasn’t a normal personality. She was a very unusual, powerful personality ... She was very very tough, and able to draw people into her world. Duncan Staff, author The Lost Boy
What she described to me was lots of confusion. The not knowing ... That is what came across loud and clear ... This is different ... Her need to please Ian. Joe Chapman
Between 1963 and 1965 Ian Brady and Myra Hindley murdered at least five young people. They buried four of them on the moors outside Manchester. See No Evil: The Moors Murders ***** ITV 2006
We don’t want your sympathy. We just want our lad back. ibid. John Kilbride’s father to rozzer
She does what I ask oh too easily. ibid. Brady to David
I don’t see what pleasure a man can get by hitting a woman. ibid. Maureen to David
When I go, they gave me this last look like I’d passed a test. ibid. David to Maureen