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Greenlit: Re-Trail by Television – The Rise and Fall of Rough Justice, BBC4

Re-Trial by Television – The Rise and Fall of Rough Justice (1 x 60′ ) – It’s almost 30 years since the BBC’s Rough Justice team began investigating miscarriages of justice. This documentary  looks at the creation of this extraordinary series and reveals what a shock it was to the system. The programme, which continued for 25 years until 2007, can claim to have achieved the overturning of the convictions of 18 people in 13 separate cases.

Featuring contributions from many of those involved, it asks how a TV programme took it upon itself to question one of the oldest judicial systems in the world.

Channel: BBC4 / Open University

Producer: BBC Productions, Bristol

TX: Spring / Summer 2011

Source: BBC Press Office

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