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“It made for edge-of-seat television, pulling us on with all the twists and turns of a story that might yet turn out to be stranger than fiction.” Gerard O’Donovan, The Telegraph
“FILMED BEAUTIFULLY, THE DOCUMENTARY SLOWLY WINDS YOU IN SO YOU ARE NEVER QUITE SURE WHETHER KEARNEY IS LYING TO LOUISE WHEN SHE REPEATEDLY ASKS HIM ON THE PHONE IF HE DID COMMIT THE MURDER.” DAISY WYATT, THE I
Conviction: Murder At The Station
A team of experts investigate whether evidence exists that could challenge the conviction of a man in prison for a murder he denies.
Every year, over 500 people in the UK are convicted of murder. A guilty verdict can only be challenged if new evidence comes to light – and less than 1% of cases are ever overturned.
Inside Justice is a specialist charity led by Louise Shorter, supported by a panel of criminal lawyers, ex-police officers and forensics experts who offer assistance to prisoners who are protesting their innocence. In this series we meet Louise as she investigates a case, looking for evidence that could present grounds to bring an appeal - and ultimately overturn the conviction of a Southampton man in prison for the murder of his secret lover.
“WITH GENTLE BUT DILIGENT QUESTIONING, INVESTIGATOR LOUSIE SHORTER TOOK KEARNEY’S CALLS FROM PRISON, RETRACED HIS ALLEGED MOVEMENTS ON THE NIGHT AND WALKED DOWN SOME PRETTY MEAN HOUSING ESTATES. I AM ENTHRALLED.” Andrew Billen, The Times
“TRUE CRIME IS CURRENTLY BLOOMING AS A TV GENRE WITH PRODUCERS SCRAMBLING TO FIND DIFFERENT SLANTS ON THE SAME BASIC IDEA. BUT CONVICTION: MURDER AT THE STATION PROVIDES A FURTHER, MORE EMOTIONALLY WEIGHTED ROUTE INTO THE TERRITORY. IT PROMISES TO BE A GRIPPING TWO-PARTER WITH AN UNGUESSABLE OUTCOME.” MATT BAYLIS, DAILY EXPRESS