Second Verdict is a series in which real criminal mysteries are re-investigated in dramatised documentaries by fictional police officers.
Who Burned the Reichstag?
Episode 1x6; Jul 01, 1976
1x6: Who Burned the Reichstag?
1x5: Lizzie Borden
1x4: Murder at 10.27
1x3: The French Bluebeard
1x2: Who Killed the Princes in the Tower?
1x1: The Lindbergh Kidnapping
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