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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Rough Justice - The Jigsaw Murder

Rough Justice - The Jigsaw Murder

BBC Rough Justice investigation of the 1977 convictions of Reg Dudley and Bob Maynard for the murders of Micky Cornwall and Billy Moseley. The convictions were quashed by the Court of Appeal in 2002. Read more...


Sam Hallam - A Question of Innocence

Sam Hallam - A Question of Innocence

In October 2004, Sam Hallam - a 17 year old Hoxton man - was arrested and charged with the murder of trainee chef Essayas Kassahun during a confrontation in the Finsbury area of London. Sam was later convicted of the murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. In September 2007, ITV's Tonight with Trevor McDonald broadcast 'A Question of Innocence' about  Sam's case presented by the actor Ray Winstone whose nephew was a friend of Sam. Sam Hallam... Read more...