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The Great Rhino Robbery

The Great Rhino Robbery (2023) 3 x 60 min

BBC Studios / Sky Studios

Executive Producer: Will Lorimer & Tom Currie

Series Director: Jesse Ville

Series Producer: Bernadette Ross

Producers: Anoop Pandhal & Joanna Boateng

Editors: Dominic Coke, Dan Glendenning, Martin Thompson

In 2011, regional museums and auction houses across Britain are hit by a bizarre crime spree.  Despite holding millions of pounds worth of precious artefacts, only one item has been targeted during each robbery: rhino horn. As this strange crime wave sweeps through Europe and beyond, rhino numbers are shrinking as their horns become more valuable than gold in the dark, illegal, world of animal poaching and trafficking. This documentary unpicks the story behind why the Rhino is facing extinction and the race to catch the people responsible – before it’s too late.