Some killer TV with Sir Trevor

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SQUARE EYES - IAN HY­LAND on last night’s telly

The fac­tual depart­ment at ITV hasn’t had a great run of suc­cess lately, so some­thing clearly needed to be done.

The so­lu­tion? Make a se­ries of one-off crime-re­lated doc­u­men­taries hosted by some of ITV’S most pop­u­lar pre­sen­ters. And Piers Mor­gan.

First up it was Sir Trevor Mc­don­ald, left, and if the whole se­ries is as grip­ping as An Hour To Catch A Killer,

ITV could fi­nally have a hit – the eye-catch­ing ti­tle next week, Gor­don Ram­say On Co­caine, should be enough to pull in ca­sual view­ers.

Trevor’s ti­tle came from the “golden hour” af­ter a mur­der dur­ing which “the de­ci­sions made, when the ev­i­dence is fresh and un­con­tam­i­nated, can make or break a case”.

I don’t know how the par­ents of mur­dered Alice Rug­gles found the strength to al­low it to be shown, never mind sit down for that har­row­ing in­ter­view with Trevor – as it is only a year since Alice was killed by her ex- boyfriend.

It was hard not to feel like a rub­ber­necker as you watched the ac­tual crime scene footage.

What re­ally hit home, though, was Trevor’s in­ter­view, when Alice’s fa­ther Clive re­vealed he is still tor­mented by one heart-break­ing ques­tion: “Could we have done more?”

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