Criminality is the theme of this week’s two-hour special edition of “Jitsuroku Sekai no Mystery” (“True Accounts of World Mysteries”; TV Tokyo, Mon., 9 p.m.). The main segment recounts a terrorist incident. On Dec. 11, 1994, Philippine Airlines Flight 434 was en route from Cebu to Narita when a bomb exploded, killing one Japanese man and injuring 10 others. The pilot was able to land the aircraft safely. The device had been planted by a famous international terrorist traveling under a false name who had been on the previous leg of the flight.

The special also looks at the daring escape of two convicts from one of New York’s maximum-security prisons in 2000. Though the escape was amazing enough, the story of what happened to the two men later is even more astounding.

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