April 2018 Acorn TV Calendar
Monday, April 9th
INTERVIEW WITH A MURDERER (Trailer)
"5 stars. Fascinating duel made for extraordinary television." -The Telegraph
A riveting and revealing exchange between a criminologist and a murderer.
In one of the most utterly compelling programs seen on British TV in recent years, criminologist Professor David Wilson conducts a series of revealing interviews with convicted murderer Bert Spencer, the man never charged with, yet widely suspected of killing paperboy Carl Bridgewater in 1978 - a crime he has always denied. The crime is one of Britain's most infamous unsolved murder cases, not only because it involved the brutal cold-blooded killing of a young boy, but also because the case became embroiled in controversy when the four armed robbers who had been sent to prison for Carl's murder - the 'Bridgewater Four' - had their convictions overturned some 20 years later. Professor Wilson re-examines the evidence surrounding Carl's murder and obtains devastating admissions from the person Bert considered to be his alibi along with his ex-wife - who breaks a near 40-year silence. Professor Wilson, who has worked with the some of the most violent prisoners in the country, presents his findings and his impressions of Spencer, following many hours in his company, directly to him which culminates in a shocking and blistering exchange at the end of the film. (3 EPS)