The problem with Crimewatch is that it was "sexed" up. The same thing happened with the Bill and London's burning, obviously completely different categories of show but they suffered the same fate. The original Crimewatch (have seen copies but was not around at the time) was from what I can see, a humble "these are the bad guys, help us catch them". Then they started to play with it, adding music onto the reconstructions was the final straw for me. And lets not even talk about the live reports from the scene of a crime. So it became "lets watch Crimewatch for entertainment". That was wrong of the BBC to do, and I suspect deliberate. To what end, I have no idea. I wouldn't be surprised if there was no purpose to these changes, other than some stuck up executive who wanted to make a name for themselves. Was the show ever losing viewers at the moment of these changes?
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