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picard421 posts since 2 Jun 2016
When I heard the news I thought three nails in the Crimewatch coffin.

The first, the presenters they have chosen.

The second, moving it to a weekly slot.

The third, having a set nearby to a crime.

Pure entertainment.

I have slowly watched Crimewatch move from serious crime factual to turing crime into entertainment. It started when they added dramatic music to the reconstructions.
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London Lite6,893 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
From the press release, it's clear why Tina Daheley has been signed up, to attract a younger audience to the show. However in the old days when we had a PSB linear channel for 15-34's, they could have had a tightly targeted crime show with her presenting instead.

It seems the BBC have their favourite youth presenter and it was between Daheley and Sam Naz, the latter left to become a freelance presenter.
Jay Lee381 posts since 7 Apr 2015
London
I have slowly watched Crimewatch move from serious crime factual to turing crime into entertainment. It started when they added dramatic music to the reconstructions.


Agreed. The programme lost a lot of credibility, in my view, the moment they started including the incidental music - completely unnnecessary and somewhat distasteful given these are real - and often horrific - crimes they are meant to be reconstructing. Not little mini crime thrillers.

I am surprised there hasn't been an uproar, actually.
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JAS842,638 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Looks like a 4 week run in September, rather than a year round series, with another block next year?

Quote:
Following its September 2016 run, Crimewatch will return to BBC One for its next block of episodes in early 2017.


Quote:
Notes to Editors
- Four episodes of Crimewatch will air weekly from early September on BBC One.
Ugh, so much for featuring more crimes. So if a crime happens in a month they're not on air, it won't feature. If it's going to be weekly, it should be 52 episodes a year (for that matter, so should Watchdog, for the same reason, they also miss stuff when they're off air). It's supposed to be public service broadcasting.
radiolistener381 posts since 8 Aug 2010
When I heard the news I thought three nails in the Crimewatch coffin.

The first, the presenters they have chosen.

The second, moving it to a weekly slot.

The third, having a set nearby to a crime.

Pure entertainment.

I have slowly watched Crimewatch move from serious crime factual to turing crime into entertainment. It started when they added dramatic music to the reconstructions.


Watch the episode of Drop the Dead Donkey with the fictional Crime Time spoof. That was 22 years ago - that is Crimewatch now.