Whether the Black Death that swept through Europe in the Middle Ages, killing a third of the population, was---as is commonly believed---bubonic plague or, as some British researchers believe, a mutant strain of Ebola virus.
“The Strange Case of Rudolph Hess” recalls a mission undertaken by the Nazi deputy to make peace with the British. Hess was ultimately convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials and spent the remainder of his life in Spandau Prison.
Facts and myths surrounding Jack the Ripper are discussed by historian Christopher Frayling. Included: how the English press of 1888 helped create the image of the Ripper that continues to this day; and a tour of the murder sites in London.