UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a documentary on the 1997 trial of Louise Woodward from London-headquartered Voltage TV.
The Trial of Louise Woodward (w/t) will mark 25 years since the 19-year-old British au pair was convicted of manslaughter after nine month old baby Matthew Eappen was killed by shaking while he was in her care in the U.S.
With access to key figures in the case and contributions from the judge and jury, the film aims to illuminate each step of the trail and its aftermath. It will also examine whether advances in medical science since the trial might have changed the verdict.
Giles said in a statement: “The trial of Louise Woodward made a unique impact and is still vividly remembered now, decades later. This film, with its close access to the key figures involved in the case, promises to deliver an eye-opening insight into the pressures bearing down on proceedings to tell us how and why it played out as it did and how its conclusion is a continuing source of division.”