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Alcatraz Episode Guide

Rating
6.4
 
Season 1 Episode 1
Alcatraz: Defying the Rock An exploration of the famous prison in San Francisco Bay, uncovering the design, construction and legends of Alcatraz to discover the stories of incredible escapes. The programme reveals the good planning, patient observation and keen understanding of the prison's weakest design elements that enabled the megastructure to be overcome by 13 inmates during the 27 years the institution was open

 
Season 1 Episode 2
Alcatraz: Living Hell Documentary offering an insight into life inside the famous Alcatraz, AKA the Rock, the former maximum-security prison that lay on an island in the San Francisco Bay, and housed many high-profile criminals such as Al Capone, `Machine Gun' Kelly and `The Birdman' Robert Stroud. The programme focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the jail, and reveals how its inmates staged numerous escape attempts and posed serious challenges to its staff

 
Season 1 Episode 3
Kit Nelson The team investigates a kidnapping that has all the hallmarks of a notorious child-killer who was one of the missing prisoners

 
Season 1 Episode 4
Cal Sweeney One of the reappeared inmates resumes his career as a bank robber. When he ends up causing a hostage crisis, the team must capture him before his identity is revealed

 
Season 1 Episode 5
Guy Hastings A prison guard goes in search of a former inmate, looking for information on a particularly dangerous prisoner

 
Season 1 Episode 6
Paxton Petty The team hunts a former army explosives expert, who uses his skills to cause carnage by planting minefields in public areas

 
Season 1 Episode 7
Johnny McKee A notorious poisoner who killed more than 70 people in the 1950s resumes his deadly trade in the present day

 
Season 1 Episode 8
The Ames Brothers Two brothers who made a famous escape attempt from Alcatraz in the 1960s continue their search for a lost cache of gold supposedly hidden somewhere in the prison. Sam Neill stars

 
Season 1 Episode 9
Sonny Burnett Rebecca is troubled by disturbing dreams as she helps find Alcatraz inmate Sonny Burnett, a man with dark and incredibly violent facets to his character, who has taken a hostage. Sarah Jones, Theo Rossi and Sam Neill star

 
Season 1 Episode 10
Clarence Montgomery The latest Alcatraz inmate to resurface is a man who was proven innocent after his disappearance, but who in the present day has apparently repeated his own alleged past crime. Rebecca Madsen and Mahershala Ali star

 
Season 1 Episode 11
Webb Porter Lucy treats a man suffering from constant ringing in his ears. Webb Porter has suffered from the affliction since his mother attempted to drown him as a child. He later returned the favour by drowning her in the bath, and in Alcatraz could only alleviate his discomfort by pressing his ear up against its infirmary wall. Lucy attempts to untangle his mind and find another way to drone out the ringing. Parminder Nagra and Rami Malek star

 
Season 1 Episode 12
Garrett Stillman Doc and Rebecca close in on a man who may be the key to revealing the secrets behind returning criminals. Meanwhile, Hauser makes a discovery beneath the halls. Starring Rebecca Madsen, Jorge Garcia and Sam Neill

 
Season 1 Episode 13
Tommy Madsen A criminal whose death was faked to cover up his escape attempt resurfaces, and a connection emerges with Rebecca's grandfather

 

 

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