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Voltage TV to produce Louise Woodward doc for ITV

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 ...
February 18, 2021

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.

The film was commissioned for ITV by Tom Giles, ITV controller of Current Affairs. Sanjay Singhal is EP for Voltage TV.

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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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