‘This unsensational documentary goes inside Norwich prison where 800 inmates, many in for drugs or violent crime, have to get on.’

- The Times

‘ITV has broadcast telling glimpses behind the walls of prisons from Strangeways to Aylesbury, with enlightening results. This latest documentary from the same production company examines the impact of separation from family members on those both on the inside and the outside.’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘The film of prison visits is heartbreaking in itself. An eye-opener.’

- The Observer

‘Pick of the Day’

‘This eye-opening one-off goes behind the gates to reveal that life behind bars is far from a cushy ride – for both inmates and their families.’

- Daily Mail

‘Pick of the Day’

- Daily Mirror

‘Picks of the Day’

- Daily Express

‘Pick’ *****

- Mail on Sunday

‘Tonight’s Pick’

- The Sun

‘Pick of the Day’

- Total TV Guide

Her Majesty’s Prison: Norwich

9pm Wednesday 4th May 2016 ITV1

Following on from their acclaimed films: HMP: Aylesbury, Wormwood Scrubs, Strangeways and Holloway, Wild Pictures opens up the closed world of Her Majesty’s Prison: Norwich which houses more than 750 inmates, ranging from seasoned criminals to young men serving their first prison sentence. Most of the 2.500 prisoners who come through its gates each year are husbands, fathers and sons. Their families can often be their only lifeline.

Half of all UK inmates are fathers, leaving nearly a quarter of a million children with a parent inside – twice the number affected by divorce. Many families don’t survive. Nearly half of all prisoners will lose touch with their family and a fifth of marriages will break up. Yet those who manage to keep family ties alive are six times less likely to reoffend.

This often emotional film gives a unique insight into the work of the prison in trying to keep prisoners families together … to break cycles of reoffending and hopefully change lives…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Produced & Directed by: Kim Duke

Editor: Simon Battersby

Narrated by: Paul McGann

 

Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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Distribution Title: Families Behind Bars

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‘Pick of the Day’ ****

- TV Times

‘TV Choice’

- The Observer

‘Pick of the Day’

- TV Guide

‘Picks of the Day’

- Daily Express

‘Today’s Choice’

- TV Choice

The Cruise

6 x 30’

UK Premiere 8.30pm Thursdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March & 7th April 2016 on ITV1

With unique access to one of the world’s largest luxury cruise ships, this new Wild Pictures’ series follows life on board for the crew of 1,400 who live and work on board the Regal Princess for up to 9 months at a time; from battling leaks to seeking promotions and from tense navigation challenges to trying to keep their relationships afloat.

We watch the lavish celebrations, light hearted comedies and unavoidable dramas as they unfold amidst the 3,000 passengers on their scenic voyage around the Baltic from Copenhagen to St Petersburg…

Executive Producers: Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann

Series Filmed, Produced & Directed by: Catey Sexton

Series Director: Adam Hopkins

Editors: Mac Mackenzie, Jules Cornell and Sheryl Sandler

Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville

 

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‘I can say with supreme confidence that there has never been a more heart-wrenching bit of TV than poor, lovely Eric explaining that, in the depths of despair, the only thing that made him walk away from the cliff’s edge he found himself walking his dog along one dark day, was the knowledge that Fido would follow him over.’

- The Guardian

‘Pick’ *****

- The Mail on Sunday

‘Pick of the Day.’

- Daily Mail

Britain’s Oldest Crooks

1 x 60'

UK Premiere 9pm, 10th December 2015 on ITV1

As the UK population ages, so do its criminals; the over 60s are now the fastest growing age group in UK prisons. These pensioners are not growing old gracefully, having committed everything from robbery, to fraud, to…pigeon feeding.

Old age, it seems, is no barrier to committing crime, whether it’s breaching an ASBO or continuing a lifelong stealing habit. There are nearly 4000 over 60s in UK prisons – but when it costs nearly £40,000 annually to lock up an aged pensioner, is sending them to prison always the best solution?

Whether it is or not, their crimes aren’t without consequences and as these aged criminals confront their mortality, each is coming to terms with their behaviour in their own way.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Produced by: Eloise King

Filmed & Directed by: Richard Wylie

Editor: Richard Fretwell

 

 

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Wives and girlfriends left behind on shore are resolute, despite the ever-present danger. As one of the jolly sailors says: “People have gone out just for a pee, like, and they’ve never been seen again.”

- Sunday Times

****

- TV Times

If you think you’ve got a tough job, think again. In this three-part documentary we meet fishermen such as Don and his son Scott from Newlyn in Cornwall, who risk their lives at sea to provide for their families. But as they battle bad weather, and even sharks, with little sleep, they also struggled to meet the expectations of their wives, girlfriends and children at home.

- The Sun

‘TV Choice’

- The Observer

Trawlermen Tales

3 x 60'

UK Premiere 8pm, 5th, 12th, 19th January 2016 on ITV1

Trawlermen do one of the most dangerous jobs in Britain, braving extreme weather and danger in their relentless search for the big catch. It takes a special kind of man to do the job. And it takes a special kind of woman to stand beside them.

With unique access to the fishermen of Newlyn, Cornwall, Trawlermen Tales gets under the skin of the men who risk their lives to catch our fish. We lift the lid on the gritty reality of their jobs and meet the families they risk it all for. From battling broken engines and trying to keep their relationships afloat, to the challenge of landing highly dangerous catches before getting home, sometimes just in time to see the birth of their children.

Wild Pictures’ cameras are there to see what drives them out to sea and keeps them going back…

Executive Producers: Alicia Kerr and Paul Hamann

Directed by: Philip Mulroy, Martin Webb, Paul Glynn,

Poppy Chandler, Philip Mulroy & Richard Wyllie

Series Producer: Deborah Lovett

Editors: Jules Cornell, David G. Hill, Mac Mackenzie,

Simon Battersby & Allen Charlton

Narrated by: Sean Bean

 

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‘This heartbreaking documentary opens with a horrifying statistic: every 12 hours in Britain, a child is abducted by a parent or family member. The abductions are traumatic enough, but the long-term effects on those left behind are also devastating. This is one of those programmes that will leave more fortunate parents thankful for what they’ve got.’

- The Mail

‘”Every 12 hours in Britain a child is abducted by a parent or family member,” begins this heartrending film which follows the stories of three parents trying desperately to secure the return of children who have been abducted and smuggled abroad by former partners. Recommended.’

- The Observer

‘This documentary shows us what lies at the end of that draining process; when all else fails, sometimes forcibly retrieving a child is the only option. It’s intense and intimate viewing.’

- The Guardian

Abducted

UK Premier 9pm, Tuesday 4th August 2015 on ITV1

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: their child snatched and smuggled overseas. The number of children abducted by an estranged parent has doubled in the UK in the last decade. The left behind parent often has to go through years of heartache, fighting their ex-partner through the international courts just to see their child again. Some never do…

Britons are increasingly finding partners from abroad. But when those international relationships break down, things often get very messy, especially when there are children involved.

Wild Pictures’ hard hitting documentary Abducted follows the emotional and dramatic journeys of 3 British parents desperately trying to get their kids back from foreign countries. With exclusive access to a team of child recovery experts who snatch kids back, Abducted shows a growing number of left behind parents are taking extreme action…

Executive Producers: Tom Anstiss and Paul Hamann

Directed by: Jonathan Jones

Produced by: Aislinn McIvor

Editors: Martin Thompson and James Calderwood

Narrated by: Paul McGann

 

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‘As growing numbers of us travel abroad for work and pleasure, more and more Britons are finding they’ve got a one-way ticket to prison – around 5,500 are arrested overseas annually. This startling film tells the stories of three people who boarded a plane and found their lives taking a nightmarish detour – to jail.’

- The Mail

‘Every year thousands of Brits are arrested overseas – many facing nightmarish conditions in foreign prisons. With exclusive access to jails in Florida and the Carribean, this revealing documentary meets some of those incarcerated.’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Innocent or guilty, it’s hard not to feel sympathetic for Brits who end up in prison abroad. This documentary hears shocking stories from inmates around the world facing hellish conditions, disease, abuse, terror and in some cases the death penalty.’

- Daily Mirror

Brits Behind Bars

1 x 60'

UK Premiere 9pm, 28th July 2015 on ITV1

Thousands of UK citizens are currently held in jails around the world. Those who break the law overseas face potentially lethal consequences – nightmare ‘living hell’ conditions, disease, abuse, terror…and sometimes even death.

Focusing on British prisoners we reveal their moving and shocking cases. Meeting families and lawyers forging major battles to get fair treatment for their loved ones, we discover trials that have gone catastrophically wrong, dubious evidence, and one man who has been struggling to prove his innocence for almost three decades.

As more and more British citizens travel to places where the criminal justice systems are tough and terrifying, Brits Behind Bars reveals the often shocking justice facing those who’ve committed alleged crimes – and how they could end up paying with their lives…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Filmed, Produced & Directed by: Duncan Staff

Editor: Jason Porthouse

Producer: Catherine Phillips

Narrated by: Paul McGann

 

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‘As we learned in The Zoo, ZSL London’s likeable Head of Birds Adrian Walls has a penchant for penguins. In this inspiring programme, following his recovery from a serious operation, he gets the chance to see thousands of Humboldt penguins in the wild on the coast of Peru. His joy is unconfined. Really good natural history.’

- The Observer

‘Cute factor alert! London Zoo’s head of birds, Adrian Walls, visits the incredible Humboldt penguins of Peru in this fascinating one-off documentary.’

- The Sun

‘Even if the mere word “penguins” doesn’t immediately melt your heart, it’s worth diving into this one-off special. Adrian Walls, the man with the world’s best job- head of birds at London zoo – is off to the wilds of Peru to meet a very charismatic endangered species.’

- The Guardian

Meet the Penguins

UK Premiere 7pm, 26th July 2015 on ITV1

In Meet the Penguins, we join Adrian Walls, Head of Birds at the renowned London Zoo, on the journey of a lifetime.

With incredible close up access to the wild Humboldt penguins of Peru, Adrian is on a mission to help nurture one of nature’s most charismatic species.

Travelling from Peru’s capital Lima to the coastal deserts in the South he witnesses the everyday perils the penguins face.  Getting caught in a bird storm of 250,000 cormorants, hatching eggs surrounded by predators, dodging hungry seals and climbing perilous cliffs to reach their nesting grounds; these wonderful birds live a thrilling and dangerous life. Agile swimmers, surprisingly good climbers and wonderfully endearing to watch – this compelling film is a love letter to penguins from one of Britain’s leading bird experts…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Produced By: Alicia Kerr

Director: Paul Glynn

Editor: Simon Battersby

Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville

 

Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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Distribution Title: The Zoo: Meet the Penguins

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‘One comedy icon on another: Monty Python’s Terry Jones gives an appraisal of the man behind the bowler hat and moustache in this engrossing documentary.’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Monty Python’s Terry Jones reflects on one of showbusiness’ ultimate rags-to-riches stories as he explores the life and work of his hero, the great Charlie Chaplin. The actor’s exquisitely crafted silent comedies made him a Hollywood legend, leading a life far removed from his wretched, impoverished South London upbringing.’

- Daily Express

In Charlie Chaplin’s Footsteps – With Terry Jones

UK Premiere 10.35pm, 10th May 2015 on ITV1

Charlie Chaplin was at one time the most famous person in the world. His creation – the little tramp – was a universal figure adored by millions across the globe. He took crude, knockabout, slapstick comedy and transformed it into an art form with films that have stood the test of time. Terry Jones, comedian, writer and director, best known for being a leading member of Monty Python and long-time fan of silent comedies, offers a personal re-appraisal of the man who changed the face of film comedy.With access to a wealth of home movie material, Terry Jones also looks at the troubled private life of Chaplin: his loves, his politics, and his obsessions. He talks to Chaplin family members and biographers in his quest to get inside the skin of one of the true giants of film and comedy…

Executive Producers: Paul Hamann & Susanne Curran

Filmed, Produced & Directed by: Francis Hanly

Editor: Martin Cooper

Sound Recordist: Howard Peryer

Presented By: Terry Jones

 

Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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Distribution Title: In Charlie Chaplin's Footsteps

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‘In the first of a new run of this excellent fly-on-the-wall series, we follow City of London police officers as they track and raid the gang, who have made millions by selling, over and over again, pockets of worthless land on flood zones. We are taken, too, into the multimillion-pound homes of the fraud’s kingpins, their wardrobes packed with designer goodies.’

- Radio Times

‘This invaluable series highlights some of the nastiest scams, starting tonight with land bank fraud. Companies are set up for short periods of time in prestigious offices to sell parcels of worthless land using high-pressure telesales agents.’

- The Times

‘Documentaries like this should be required viewing. Watch one every time you’re about to do anything with your hard-earned savings and ask yourself: ‘Am I being had?”

- The Mail

Fraud Squad
Series 3

UK Premiere 9pm, 30th April, 7th,14th May 2015 on ITV1

Fraud Squad reveals how organised crime groups are carrying out ingenious new frauds to steal millions from our bank accounts.

With exclusive access to the City of London Police Fraud Squad trails detectives as they pursue a gang who have committed the biggest ever cheque fraud in Britain,  counterfeiting thousands of bank cheques stolen from people, small businesses and charities across Britain.

The 1st film in the series reveals how organised crime has relocated into Britain’s property market selling worthless land they claim is ripe for housing development.  Detectives investigate one gang who conned hundreds of British victims, having made £10 million.

With access to live surveillance and arrest operations this dramatic documentary series shows how fraudsters ruthlessly target victims from across the UK and squander the millions they’ve stolen on their lavish lifestyles…

Executive Producers: Tom Anstis & Paul Hamann

Produced and Directed by: Matt Haan & Will West

Editors: James Calderwood & Chris Beresford 

Narrated by: Richard Armitage

 

Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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‘Pick – 4 Stars’

- The Mail on Sunday

Call Security

UK Premiere 10.45pm, Tuesday 24th March 2015 on BBC1

Cuts to public spending mean there are now far less police on the streets. Conversely, the public’s obsession with security is on the rise. Over 7000 private security firms in the UK are stepping in to fill the gap – and business is booming. People are terrified by threats – some real, some imagined – and are willing to pay big bucks for everything from bodyguards to cutting-edge security equipment. Using a mix of CCTV footage, point of view narratives from security personnel and moving testimonies from victims, Call Security gets to grips with one of modern society’s fastest growing industries…

“Policing’s moved on, you don’t get the bobbies on the streets, you haven’t got the police boxes and the men running around with whistles anymore, but from our point of view, we are boots on the ground, twenty four hours a day, and we’re eyes and ears as well.”
Dave Jordan, Owner, Proforce 1 Security

“My main concern is for my wife and daughter… It’s a cost that unfortunately you have to grin and bear…I think it’s a necessity that everyone should have. You should be able to secure your castle as they say, and you want to feel safe in it.”
Jonathan Groman, Homeowner

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Filmed and Directed by: Richard Wyllie

Producer: Eloise King

Editor: Richard Fretwell

Narrated by: Maxine Peake

 

Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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Distribution Title: Call Security!

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‘Pick’

- The Mail on Sunday

‘A shocking insight into an unforgivable crime.’

- The Mail

‘Watch This’

- The Guardian

‘Pick of the Day’

- The Observer

Hit and Run

UK Premiere 9pm, Wed 17th December 2014 on ITV1

Shockingly, there are now over 16,000 hit-and-run collisions every year on Britain’s roads resulting in serious injuries or death – for victims and for families left behind, a hit-and-run collision can herald years of considerable anger, pain and frustration. For the police who pick up the pieces, bringing the guilty to justice is a test of investigative skills and resolve. This is the inside story of Hit and Run

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Produced & Directed by: Jonathan Jones

Editor: Sam McHugh

Narrated by: Paul McGann

 

Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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‘This entertaining three-part series goes behind the counter of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the huge and lucrative industry from the USA’s Deep South that’s taking over the UK with 35 new branches every year.’

- Daily Mirror

‘Some people will see this as a puff piece for a fast-food chain. Others will see it as a searing portrait of capitalism at full tilt. The odd thing is, it’s quite cleverly both at once.’

- Radio Times

‘This revealing documentary lifts the lid on the fried chicken chain, taking in everyone from management to suppliers to shop floor staff, and, while the usual stitch-up is anticipated, what evolves is a picture of an employer who cares deeply about its staff and a place where standards are paramount.’

- TV Guide

The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop

3 x 60'

UK Premiere 9pm Wednesday 18th, 25th March and 1st April 2015 on BBC One

Valued at over £4 billion a year, the fast food industry is big business and even bigger controversy… With its globally recognised but fiercely protected recipe for fried chicken, KFC is one of the brands that has divided public opinion. Love it or hate it, the fact is very little is known about what goes on behind the scenes. Now for the first time KFC exclusively throws open its doors in a tell-all documentary series.

This rich character-driven, fast-moving series takes viewers into the heart of the company and into the hearts of its loyal and disloyal customers and reveals why we have become addicted to fried chicken and chips…

The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop beds-in with the KFC brand; from the boardroom to the kitchen and reveals the truth about the company that we all think we know…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Series Produced and Directed by: Stephen Finnigan

Producer Director: Damian O'Mahony

Editors: Gwyn Jones, Jason Savage

DV Director: Beki Wood

Assistant Producer: Katy McClellan

Narrated by: Ralf Little

 

Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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Distribution Title: Inside KFC: The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop

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‘Most children who get excluded from school for disruptive behaviour end up in Pupil Referral Units, banded together in an unsatisfactory system where less than 2 per cent of them achieve five GCSEs.
Tonight’s compelling edition of Panorama shows how one pioneering institution has ditched this desperately flawed approach with remarkable results.’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘What to watch’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘Choice’

- The Sunday Times

‘Pick of the Day’

- The Times

Panorama: Last Chance Academy

1 x 60'

UK Premiere 9pm, Wednesday 27th August 2014 on BBC One

The story of one school’s groundbreaking battle to save problem pupils from the scrap heap and bring exam success. Baverstock Academy is opposed to permanently excluding disruptive kids and will go to almost any lengths to keep them in mainstream education. This Panorama Special follows the students in the run-up to exams to see if the school can honour its pledge to keep disruptive pupils in school as well as get them five GCSEs.

In 2013, 146,000 kids were excluded from classrooms, 3,900 on a permanent basis. Most excluded kids end up in pupil referral units, where less than 2% get 5 GCSEs at grade C. Baverstock Academy hopes its exam success will change the way the education system treats disruptive pupils and set the pattern for how these children are treated in the future.

Executive Producer: Tom Anstiss
Producer/Director: Clare Johns
DV Director: Angela Byrne
Film Editor: Martin Sage
Narrator: Sophia Myles

 

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‘This documentary meets America’s young criminals growing up inside the teenage unit of Indiana’s maximum security Wabash prison. There’s Jesus Macedo Perez, 17, serving 65 years for murder, and Blake Layman, 15, also for murder and sentenced to 55 years. Heartbreaking.’

- The Guardian

‘The film subtly highlights the tragedy not only of the victims’ situation, but of perpetrators who let a moment of madness destroy their young lives.’

- The Daily Telegraph

‘This hard-hitting documentary looks at teenagers serving lengthy terms at Wabash Correctional Facility in America. It is home to 40 teens serving crimes including murder and armed robbery.’

- Daily Mirror

‘Watch this’

- The Guardian

‘Tonight’s picks’

- The Sun

‘Pick of the Day’

- The Guardian, Mail on Sunday

‘Critic’s choice’

- The Independent, Daily Mail

Kids Behind Bars

1 x 60'

UK Premiere 9pm, Tuesday 5th August 2014 on ITV1

They’ve been punished like adults but are still teenagers. In Wild Pictures’ latest prison documentary: Kids Behind Bars, we meet some of America’s youngest and most dangerous criminals growing up inside.

Indiana’s Wabash Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison, is home to 40 teenagers serving terms for up to 65 years for murder, armed robbery and battery. In the state of Indiana, children as young as 10 and charged with serious crimes can be tried and sentenced within the adult criminal justice system.

Their childhoods lost, these boys are fighting to come to terms with how just one moment of madness has completely devastated their young lives. Caught in a system that seems to work against them- what are their hopes for the future…

“I hate myself for what I did and I understand why people hate me. I get it. I hate myself too.”
-Jesus Macedo Perez, 17, serving 65 years for Murder

“We have several in here right now, who have seen a parent kill the other parent. And then we wonder, you know. It’s almost heart-breaking in some ways, what some of the things these young kids have gone through.”
-Aleta Burnett, Youth Case Manager, Wabash Correctional Facility

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann
Filmed, produced & directer by: Richard Wyllie
Associate Producer: Eloise King
Editor: Mac Mackenzie
Composer: Andy Cowton
Narrator: David Morrissey

 

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‘Editor’s pick’

- TV Easy

‘Today’s choice’

- TV Choice, Sunday Mirror

‘…you’ll have to watch a hell of a lot of TV before you see anything quite as moving as the entire elephant herd running across the enclosure to greet their little arrival. A beautiful hour of Sunday night television.’

- The Sun on Sunday

‘…there isn’t a wasted moment in this documentary. Every shot offers information or entertainment – even the linking footage, as the narrative switches between London Zoo and its sister park at Whipsnade, is a delight.’

- Daily Mail

‘Pick of the Day’

- The Observer, Daily Mail, Total TV Guide, What’s on TV

The Zoo Series 4

3 x 60'

UK Premiere 8pm Sunday 10th, 17th and 24th July 2014 on ITV1

The Zoological Society of London invites cameras back into their two homes for a backstage look at life in London Zoo, Regents Park and their country home at Whipsnade. ITV returns for its fourth critically acclaimed series of The Zoo. This new series explores the role of the keepers struggling to breed critically endangered species and examines the extraordinary relationships between keepers and their animals at one of the oldest and most famous zoos in the world.

After the tragic loss of the Sumatran Tiger cub last year the keepers at ZSL were delighted when mum Melati became pregnant again; this time giving birth to triplets. We follow the cubs through their first months at ZSL.

Emergency surgery is performed on 15 year old Abi the Lion, but when the cause of her illness remains unclear and she takes a sudden turn for the worse, the staff at ZSL are left facing one of the most difficult decisions of all. Meanwhile sympathetic keeper Nicky Blundred offers Pygmy hippos Thug and Nicola ‘marriage counselling’, keeper Alex Pinnel gets her Californian sea lions back in shape for their Whipsnade shows following a winter building up blubber and the Africa Section team battle to feed a new calf.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann
Series Producer: Alicia Kerr
Producer/Directors:  Tom Pearson & Liz Friend
Editors: Chris Beresford, David Gasson & Simon Battersby
Composers: Sandy Nuttgens & Spike Scott
Narrator: Sarah Lancashire

 

 

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‘Eye-opening stuff’

- Sunday Mirror

‘The film relies on riveting testimonies’

- The Sunday Times

‘Rather shocking documentary’ and ‘The callousness of some of the betrayals revealed here is breathtaking’

- Daily Mail

‘Most compelling is the analysis of psychological flaws’

- The Guardian

‘These are well told stories. This documentary does much to challenge the pervasive cliché of lonely with low self-esteem being easy prey for suave conmen’

- The Telegraph

‘This startling documentary’

- Daily Mail

‘Extraordinary and well told’

- Radio Times

‘Critic’s Choice’

- Daily Express, The Sunday Times, Sunday Mirror

‘What to watch’

- The Daily Telegraph & Today’s Highlights Sunday Telegraph

‘Pick of the Day’

- The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Sun, The Observer

The Betrayers

1 x 60'

UK Premiere 9pm, 2nd July 2013 on ITV1

The Betrayers tells the stories of people who have suffered the ultimate betrayal at the hands of someone they love and trust. From false identities to fake terminal illnesses we find out how intelligent and sensible victims can fall for a seemingly incredible web of lies and discover whether serial fraudsters are driven by criminal greed or psychological flaws.

David Checkley, labelled ‘the man with the golden tongue’ swindled over 30 women out of hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund a luxury lifestyle.

Public school-educated unemployed ex-convict Alistair Stewart posed as a millionaire banker and lavishly romanced a Harvard educated property broker whilst conning her out of her million dollar savings.

The family of a dying man were targeted by friend Beth Hood who faked cancer for her own gain and Paul Dable, defrauded his own parents before setting light to the family home with everyone inside.

We all like to think we can spot a liar and that it would be impossible for people to fool us but the gripping direct testimony in The Betrayers tells a different story…

 

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Editor: Paul Dosaj

Composer: Andy Cowton

Narrator: Reece Shearsmith

 

Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

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Distribution Title: Betrayal

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