5 Live Report
5 Live Report was a weekly investigative programme on BBC Radio 5 Live. It was broadcast live at 11 a.m. on Sundays as part of the Julian Worricker programme, and a recorded half-hour documentary was broadcast on Sundays, schedule permitting.
Most reports were produced by the BBC's Radio Current Affairs department, with a sizeable contribution by the independent company All Out Productions, and occasional productions by BBC Northern Ireland.
In 2001 a report uncovered evidence that there had been miscarriages of justice in many cases where parents, including Sally Clark, had been convicted of murdering babies on the basis of unreliable statistical evidence concerning multiple cot deaths in the same family. Clark was freed on appeal in 2003.
A 2002 report about prisoners on death row in the United States included an interview with Kenny Richey, who had been convicted of murdering a two-year-old in an arson attack, but whose case was widely considered to be a miscarriage of justice. Richie was also later freed after a plea bargain.
In 2004 the 5 Live Report investigated the legacy of the Bhopal disaster 20 years earlier, finding that concentrations of toxic materials in Bhopal were still up to 500 times the World Health Organisation's recommended maximum levels.
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- "Five Live goes All Out.". Manchester Evening News. 2003-07-18. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- "Life before death.". The Guardian. 2002-10-14. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- Sweeney, John (2001-07-15). "Gene find casts doubt on double 'cot death' murders". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- Silver, James (2005-07-11). "How to Max up death row tale". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- "Weekend Radio: Sunday August 17th". Daily Record. 2003-08-09. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- "High alert as drugs use goes to work". The Guardian (London). 2003-08-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- "News in brief: Who is doing what?". Asians in Media. 2004-11-08. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- Ahmed, Nafeez Mosaddeq (2006). La guerre contre la vérité: 11 septembre, désinformation et anatomie du terrorisme. Edition Demi Lune. pp. p. 132. ISBN 2-9525571-5-2. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
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