Some killer TV with Sir Trevor
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?”