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CHILL­ING Su­sanna meets killer Phillips

C4, 10pm FROM awk­ward hand­shakes and sweaty palms, to ner­vous inane chat­ter and a gen­eral feel­ing of fear – ev­ery mo­ment of a string of real life job in­ter­views are cap­tured here for all to see.

In­ter­views are tough for any­one, so we’re not en­tirely sure a room rigged with cam­eras will help with the nerves, but each to their own.

These are real jobs be­ing of­fered by gen­uine em­ploy­ers, so ex­pect to laugh CHIL­DREN WHO KILL

STV, 9pm “WHY did you kill Mad­die?” This is the chill­ing ques­tion Su­sanna Reid puts to mur­derer Joshua Phillips who blud­geoned and stabbed an eight-year-old to death when he was just 14.

It was a crime that shocked Amer­ica and Phillips was given life with­out parole for killing his neigh­bour and child­hood friend Mad­die Clifton 20 years ago.

A chill­ing home video, taken by the teenage boy, shows him play­ing with Mad­die just hours be­fore he killed her.

In this shock­ing doc­u­men­tary, Good Morn­ing Bri­tain pre­sen­ter Su­sanna steps into Sir Trevor Mc­Don­ald ter­ri­tory as she vis­its Amer­ica to meet child mur­der­ers. Adult crime usu­ally means adult time in the US but a change in the law in 2016 ruled that con­victs can now have their sen­tences re-ex­am­ined for parole. But should they ever be freed? Mad­die’s fam­ily cer­tainly don’t think so – and there is emo­tional tes­ti­mony here from her mother and sis­ter Jes­sica.

As Phillips’ case comes up for ap­peal, Jes­sica says: “She doesn’t get to walk the face of this Earth again, so why should he?”

There is also an interview with Phillips’ mother, Melissa, who de­scribes the hor­ror of find­ing Mad­die’s body stuffed into his wa­ter bed while clean­ing his bed­room.

As the killer pre­pares for his hear­ing, his interview with Su­sanna makes for com­pelling view­ing.

Su­sanna also meets Mor­gan Lep­pert, de­scribed as a “blue-eyed devil” after bru­tally mur­der­ing a dis­abled man when she was 15.

One of the ju­rors tells Su­sanna that Mor­gan is “evil” and should never be re­leased. and cry as you root for the best can­di­dates. It’s like The Ap­pren­tice, but with can­di­dates that are ac­tu­ally like­able – and no one is be­ing fired.

In the first episode, Diego and Kathryn from Vir­gin Trains need some­one with sparkle to serve drinks and snacks on the West Coast Main Line. One po­ten­tial re­veals proudly: “I’m very re­spon­si­ble. Last night I de­frosted some seeded bread so I could have toast this morn­ing.”

And a 21-year-old selfie-ob­sessed blog­ger wants a job with cos­met­ics brand Ci­até Lon­don.

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