Lost Worlds: Jekyll and Hyde (2007)

History Channel

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Do you dare venture beneath the streets of Edinburgh to hunt the true story behind this classic tale of horror?

  • Jekyll and Hyde may have its root in a series of grisly events in Scotland's capital.
  • Unique access to amazing excavations and secret chambers beneath Edinburgh.
  • Ravishing computer reconstructions show ruins in their original glory.

LOST WORLDS journeys through time to relive some of the most crucial events in world history within the walls where they occurred. In each revealing episode, discover secrets of the past with a team of historical detectives using evidence from recent excavations, state-of-the-art scientific studies, and historical documents. History comes alive before your eyes.

Robert Louis Stevenson shocked the world and chilled generations of readers with his classic tale of the macabre, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Did this terrifying examination of the duality of human nature spring whole from Stevenson's fevered imagination? Or did he base his story on the gruesome real-life events that brought 18th Century Edinburgh to a terrified standstill?

Exploring a likely inspiration behind JEKYLL & HYDE, LOST WORLDS delves into the dark, hidden spaces of Scotland's ancient capital. Recent excavations and historical research have revealed a surprising world of grave robbers, body-snatchers and unspeakable crimes. And, through computer animations and recreations, the treacherous streets and deadly caverns once again come alive.

Before your very eyes, in this episode of LOST WORLDS one of Europe's most beautiful cities transforms into a horrifying, blood-soaked death-trap.

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