In the Media

Why 30 years on Crimewatch is still a force for good

PUBLISHED September 13, 2014

It so nearly didn't happen. Thirty years ago, one of television's most successful shows was almost stillborn. The BBC was sceptical and the police didn't want it at all. When it was finally commissioned, we were only cleared to go live 15 minutes before we were due on air. Yet despite these most inauspicious of beginnings, Crimewatch went on to become a national institution.

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