The Spring - so six months till the next "series" then. Good job no crimes ever happen over the winter.
And this is the most idiotic and irresponsible element to the whole shake-up of the format. Whoever made this decision clearly has no understanding of the important role Crimewatch has historically played by striking while the iron's hot, i.e. covering a crime that happened in the month leading up to that programme.
In numerous Crimewatch appeals e.g. James Bulger, Stephanie Slater, Sarah Payne, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, there was a particular need to catch the perpetrator
because of the exceptional danger they posed to public safety, and the increased chance of police and prosecution success by moving fast to secure evidence etc.
Of course the BBC will argue in its defence that its News operations can perform this function in the intervening 6 months, but that rather misses the point: Crimewatch has a unique way of reaching out to people who don't ordinarily watch the news, and concentrating their minds with the use of reconstructions, etc.
I hope that BBC minds aren't automatically closed to the possibility of a one-off Crimewatch Special over the next 6 months, in the event of a particularly awful crime that urgently needs the Crimewatch treatment in the opinion of the police.
Brekkie and davidhorman gave kudos