TV library

The British media has a rich history in campaigning for wrongful convictions to be overturned. Programmes such as the BBC’s Rough Justice strand which ran from 1982 to 2007 and Channel 4’s Trial & Error, on air from 1992 to 1997, were responsible for finding new evidence and changing lives in getting innocent people out of prison as was ITV’s World in Action documentary series. We hope that by making these films available online, the next generation of investigative journalists, scientists, experts and lawyers will be inspired to help innocent people in our prisons today.

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The Innocent Serial Killer

The Innocent Serial Killer

This BBC Panorama programme was the second collaboration between Inside Justice’s Louise Shorter and journalist Mark Daly of BBC Scotland about a nurse found guilty of murdering elderly patients. Panorama: The Innocent Serial Killer presented new evidence to cast doubt on Colin Norris’ 2008 conviction. Experts discussed the possibility that all five women suffered low blood sugar due to natural causes, and a juror from the original trial described... Read more...


TV Archive – The Roisin McAliskey Case

TV Archive – The Roisin McAliskey Case

Roisin McAliskey wasimprisoned in 1996 accused of a mortar attack on a British Army base in Germany.Despite conclusive evidence of her innocence, she was held while pregnant in conditions described by Amnesty International as ‘cruel, inhuman or degrading’. Extradition was refused in 1998 on health grounds. The Crown Prosecution Service ruled in 2000 she had no case to answer. This UTV Insight  documentary outlined hercase... Read more...


TV Archive: The Case of George McPhee

TV Archive: The Case of George McPhee

Imprisoned in 1985 for the murder of Elizabeth Sutherland at her home on the Black Isle. Police said a footprint in Mrs Sutherland's garden matched McPhee's. A laboratory report on a cast of the footprint stated the interpretation of size was ‘impossible’ but was withheld from the trial. His conviction was quashed in 2005. Next week: The Case of Roisin McAliskey Read more...


TV Archive – The Price of Friendship

TV Archive – The Price of Friendship

BBC Rough Justicefilm about the case of Martin O’Halloran imprisoned for the 1975 murder of wealthy hairdresser Thomas Walker. Following the programme’s broadcast, theCriminal Cases Review Commission reviewed his case but didn't refer his conviction to the Court of Appeal. Next week: Murder on the M25 Read more...


TV Archive – The Case of Peter Fell

TV Archive – The Case of Peter Fell

Peter Fell was sentenced to two life terms after being found guilty of a 1982 double murder. This 1994 Trial and Error documentary outlines his case. His conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal in 2001 after he had spent almost his entire adult life in prison. Next week: The Price of Friendship Read more...


TV Archive - The Birmingham Six

TV Archive  - The Birmingham Six

Between 1985 and 1990, Granada TV ‘World in Action broadcast ground-breaking films challenging the convictions of the men found guilty of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings. This 1990 documentary included an interview with one of the real bombers. Read more...