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.