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Crime series

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A TV series looking into the criminal mind worked on by staff and students’ at Staffordshire University has returned to television screens.


Crimes That Shook Britain, produced by Helen Tonge from Title Role Productions in conjunction with Staffordshire University, began its new six-part run on Sunday, March 11. The latest series includes documentaries on the high profile murders of Victoria Climbie, Rachel Nickell, Sally Anne Bowman, and the 2010 cases of the Crossbow Killer alias Stephen Griffiths.

Fiona Graham, award leader on the BSc Hons Television Production Technology course at Staffordshire University and the series development producer, said: “Crime and factual production has always been a great interest of mine starting back from when I worked at BBC Crimewatch UK, and even earlier as a journalist.

“The films are powerful and sensitive and have been nominated with many industry awards over the past five years and they have been fantastic to work on.”

Students from the Stafford based award along with students from Salford University were invited to join the Manchester based production company to work on the each of the three series.

Helen, company director of Title Role Productions, said: “We make a point of offering work experience to a select number of students, eager to get a taste of drama documentary making.” View on Sky’s Crime and Investigation Network, Sky 553, Virgin 237.

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