Prestigious advisory panel features real-life ‘Manhunt’ detective Colin Sutton, former Scotland Yard detective and crime author Peter Bleksley, criminology expert Dr Jane Monckton-Smith, psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos and former murder squad detective in Texas, Brian Harris.
(1st October 2019 – Stratford-Upon-Avon) FirstLook TV, the award-winning UK-based independent TV production company, today announces the appointment of a new advisory panel, bringing together some of the biggest names from law enforcement, criminology and psychology to advise on its world-leading crime programmes.
In a year that mark’s FirstLook TV’s 25th anniversary, the new panel will provide expert consultancy to FirstLook TV’s production and research teams, ensuring the company continues to uphold rigorous standards of accuracy and duty of care for all its content. All five members of the panel will work with FirstLook TV on a non-exclusive basis and help fine tune content for broadcasters and SVOD services worldwide.
The Crime Advisory Panel comprises:
- DCI Colin Sutton – Former Metropolitan Police detective who led the inquiry that led to the conviction of serial killer Levi Bellfield, as recently featured on ITV drama ‘Manhunt’
- Peter Bleksley – Former Scotland Yard detective and crime author
- Dr Jane Monckton-Smith – Criminology expert and Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Gloucestershire
- Dr Linda Papadopoulos – Psychologist, academic and author
- Brian Harris – 22-year murder cop veteran from Houston, Texas
Will Hanrahan, Founder and Creative Director, FirstLook TV, said: “At FirstLook TV, we always strive to produce our programmes to the highest standards of broadcasting by rigorously checking facts, honouring duty of care to victims and portraying a balanced account of events. All five members of this crime advisory panel are experts in their respective fields and will further continue to help us achieve these gold standards for many years to come.”
FirstLook TV is the UK’s leading producer of true crime documentaries and supplies content to broadcasters and SVOD services such as Netflix, BBC, Foxtel, ITV, Amazon Prime, UKTV, Reelz, The Justice Channel, CBS and Sky.
Recent successes include long running investigative brands ‘21st Century Killer’, ‘Nurses Who Kill’, ‘Stalkers Who Kill’, ‘The Jury Room’ and ‘A Killer’s Mistake’. More than 50 hours of the company’s crime content will air worldwide this year.