Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Not to be confused with the similarly titled 1972 series, the British anthology The Villains was based on actual case histories. The lives and careers of several of North England's most notorious criminals were dramatized by such noteworthy writers as Alan Plater and Jack Rosenthal. Telecast on a weekly basis, the series was shown from 1964 to 1965. Unfortunately, none of the episodes of The Villains appear to have survived.