C4 takes “One Punch” from Raw TV

The UK pubcaster has ordered One Punch (w/t; pictured), an hour-long documentary exploring the phenomenon of the one-punch kill, from London-headquartered producer Raw TV.
August 2, 2016

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has ordered an hour-long documentary on the phenomenon of the one-punch kill from London-headquartered producer Raw TV.

The tentatively titled One Punch (pictured) will examine three varying cases of assault – from a row over a parking space to an argument at a house party – in which a single punch resulted in life-altering consequences for both the victim and perpetrator.

The film will offer exclusive interviews with a convicted attacker and will also feature CCTV and cellphone footage charting the fatal assaults, emotional aftermath and guilt tied to each event.

The doc was filmed throughout the UK over a period of two-and-a-half years in close association with the Warwickshire and Bedfordshire police forces; Victim Support; and the Ministry of Justice.

Raw’s Richard Bond serves as executive producer on the Tim Wardle-directed film, ordered by Channel 4′s documentary commissioning editor Alisa Pomeroy.

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