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Old 06-01-2015, 08:22 PM   #356
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Known for ending each episode by reminding viewers that violent crime is actually very rare and encouraging them not to have nightmares (due to the show's late air time). His phrase, "Don't have nightmares, do sleep well" has been referenced and spoofed in numerous TV shows and stand-up comedy routines.. Left the show after 23 years..After Dando's murder in April 1999, Fiona Bruce took over...


Kosovo Crisis' DEC Appeal, Jill Dando, 1999, BBC

The show was first broadcast on 7 June 1984, and is based on the German TV show Aktenzeichen XY … ungelöst (which translates as File Reference XY … Unsolved)...

2008-1 August – Barry George was acquitted of the murder of Jill Dando..
19 August – Following legal suppositions at Birmingham Crown Court, Judge Frank Chapman ruled that Anthony Hall, charged with the 61 murder of Jacqueline Thomas should not stand trial for the crime, and that the charge should be stayed because it was "just too long ago", and Hall would not receive a fair and balanced trial..

Jacqueline Mary Thomas (1945 or 1946 – 18 August 1961) was a 15-year-old biscuit factory worker from Alum Rock, Birmingham, England who was sexually assaulted and strangled after disappearing on 18 August 1961.. Her body was discovered a week later close to her home, and the murder sparked a manhunt involving several hundred police officers..

Colette Aram (3 February 1967 – 30 October 1983) was a 16-year-old British trainee hairdresser who was abducted, raped and strangled as she walked from her home to her boyfriend's house in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, on 30 October 1983. The murder was the first case to be featured on the BBC TV series Crimewatch when it began in 1984..

Hannah Foster (31 August 1985 – 14 March 2003) was a 17-year-old British student who was kidnapped, raped and murdered after a night out in Southampton in March 2003.. Foster was murdered by an Indian immigrant named Maninder Pal Singh Kohli. Her body was found in nearby West End, two days after she disappeared in Southampton..Her friend got the bus home, while Hannah decided to walk the half-mile to her home in Hampshire. Indian native, sandwich delivery man Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, was cruising the area in his white van..

Lesley Susan Molseed (14 August 1964 – 5 October 1975) was an 11-year old girl from Turf Hill, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, who was found dead on Rishworth Moor in West Yorkshire after being murdered..

Stefan Ivan Kiszko (24 March 1952 – 23 December 1993), a 23-year-old local tax clerk of Ukrainian/Slovenian parentage, served 16 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted of her sexual assault and murder...

The murder of Linda Cook was committed in Portsmouth on 9 December 1986. The subsequent trial led to a miscarriage of justice when Michael Shirley, an 18-year-old Royal Navy sailor, was wrongly convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment..Shirley's later exoneration of the murder after serving 16 years of his sentence is significant as the first time that a UK court quashed a previous conviction on the basis of presentation of new DNA evidence..

James Patrick Bulger (16 March 1990– 12 February 1993) was a boy from Kirkby, Merseyside, England, who was murdered on 12 February 1993, at the age of two.. He was abducted, tortured and murdered by two 10-year-old boys, Robert Thompson (born 23 August 1982) and Jon Venables (born 13 August 1982), the ages of the boys being difficult to ascertain from the images captured by CCTV..The prosecution admitted a number of exhibits during the trial, including a box of 27 bricks..or should that bee tricks....

Maloney was highly critical of the interviewing techniques used, referring to them as improper, coercive, directive, problematic, adult-directed in a way that forced the children to follow a rigid script and that "many of the kids' statements in the interviews were generated by the examiner"..

The case led to public anguish, and moral panic in Britain.. Tony Blair, then the Shadow Home Secretary, gave a speech in Wellingborough during which he said: "We hear of crimes so horrific they provoke anger and disbelief in equal proportions... These are the ugly manifestations of a society that is becoming unworthy of that name..Prime Minister John Major said that "society needs to condemn a little more, and understand a little less"..One scene in the film shows the malevolent doll Chucky being splashed with blue paint during a paintball game...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimewatch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_...queline_Thomas
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...286642&page=16Mr. Woolley, are you worried about the rise in crime among teenagers?..Do you think there is lack of discipline and vigorous training in our Comprehensive Schools?.Do you think young people welcome some structure and leadership in their lives?.Do they respond to a challenge?.Might you be in favour of reintroducing National Service?..http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...4&postcount=85


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