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Radio Times 14-20th September 2019

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‘justice, japan and a sleeve of tattoos’

I HAVE ADMIRED the documentary-maker and criminologist Roger Graef since 1982, when his series Police, about Thames Valley Police, altered – overnight – the way detectives treated rape victims. The change came after a nationwide uproar following the harrowing scenes of three male officers dismissing and belittling a woman who had made an allegation of sexual assault. The Graef stamp of quality and thoroughness as an executive producer is all over Channel 4’s new series Crime and Punishment (Monday), which promises to examine every stage of Britain’s criminal justice system from both sides. The first episode is a tough look at the legacy of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences, which were brought in after the murder of Sarah Payne, that subjected prisoners deemed a continuing danger to society to serve indeterminate…

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this week 14—20 september 2019

WHAT I’M WATCHING… JOHN SERGEANT ‘I have been trying to wean myself off my obsession with British politics, but that hasn’t been possible,” says the former BBC and ITV political correspondent. “For the first time since leaving Westminster I feel a real twinge of envy for my successors labouring in the political vineyard. This has been a vintage year.’ Viewpoint — page 9 JUSTIN WEBB ‘I loved Neil MacGregor’s series As Others See Us on Radio 4,” says the Today presenter. “He has a big brain and a great voice – perfect radio. But as important: this is a month of rugby and preparing for rugby – all the games in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup and, from Friday, the competition live from Japan on ITV.’ Saying goodbye to John Humphrys — page 24 WHAT…

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KYLE’S COMEBACK Jeremy Kyle isn’t going away. Following the cancellation of his ITV chat show in the wake of the death of a participant who had a failed a lie-detector test, Kyle is piloting new shows for the network. ITV’s director of television Kevin Lygo revealed at the Edinburgh Television Festival that the presenter is working on new ideas in addition to his investigative strand The Kyle Files. “He is a consummate broadcaster and it would be absolutely wrong to apportion blame of the show against the presenter of it,” Lygo said. THE DARK TRUTH OF REALITY TV and its duty of care to participants is to be the subject of a new “factual drama” (as it’s calling itself) written by Reggie Yates. He’s penned Killed By My Fame for BBC3, which aims…

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spot the doc!

It’s been nearly two years since a fresh series of Doc Martin has been on TV, so it’s no wonder fans were excited when Martin Clunes filmed series nine in the Cornish village of Port Isaac this summer. Our exclusive pictures show Clunes in action while a crowd of patient enthusiasts look on quietly. “We love going to Cornwall to make Doc Martin, and we miss it when we are not there,” says Clunes. “The county is so beautiful and the people have been so warm and welcoming to us. It’s the best job in television.” The previous series concluded in November 2017 with grumpy medic Martin Ellingham’s career left in the balance by a patient bringing a complaint against him. Being so irascible (as well as a doctor with a phobia…

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why is tv leaving london?

A RESEARCHER FOR BBC Breakfast told me recently how nice it would be if I came up to Salford and joined them on their sofa instead of being interviewed down the line from a studio in London. Flattering, of course, but I couldn’t help thinking that with train tickets and taxis this would involve considerable cost. Throughout my career I have marvelled at the way the BBC have put up with demands from the regions, even if that sometimes involves carting people and equipment around the country at great expense. And it isn’t only the BBC that is affected. The Government have insisted that Channel 4 should move its headquarters out of London, and 300 of its senior staff are now preparing to move to Leeds. It seems that all but…

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from the rt archive… 14—20 september 1968

WHAT WE WATCHED Midweek magazine show Sportsnight started life with a 42-year-old David Coleman at the microphone. The centrepiece for its debut was the European Heavyweight Championship fight between 34-year-old challenger Henry Cooper (and proud possessor of the famous left hook known as “Enery’s ‘Ammer”) and reigning champ Karl Mildenberger. Cooper’s trainer Jim Wicks told us: “Henry gets better with age. He’s a good clean-living boy. He trains even when he’s not fighting.” His confidence was borne out in the fight — Cooper won in the eighth round. WHAT YOU SAID RT reader LA Cox from London was “tired” of fellow correspondents’ criticism of The Wednesday Play, writing: “They choose one or two plays which by virtue of their truth about life offend their, presumably, spotless morals, and so condemn the series, the…