|Also known as||Missing Live (2007–10)|
|Presented by||Sally Magnusson (2005–7)
Rav Wilding (2008–10)
Louise Minchin (2008–11)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||8|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC One|
|Original run||31 January 2005– 13 May 2011|
|Related shows||Missing (2009)|
Missing, titled Missing Live from 2008–2010, was a BBC One morning television series which was broadcast between 2005 and 2011. Sally Magnusson was the programme's original presenter. She was replaced by Louise Minchin and Rav Wilding from the fifth series, which adopted a live studio style as opposed to the pre-recorded, docudrama, style of the previous series. The seventh series returned to the original style with Louise Minchin becoming the sole presenter of the programme.
Format and broadcasts
Series One (2005)
This series was presented by Sally Magnusson and was split into two parts. The first part ran from 31 January 2005 to 4 February 2005. The second part ran from the 9 May 2005 to 13 May 2005 as part of Missing Persons Month. The first series featured the charity Missing People and Lambeth Police Missing Persons Unit.
Series Two (2005)
Series two ran from 12 to 23 December 2005 and aired from 9:15-10:00am. The second series continued to feature the charity Missing People and Lambeth police, but also featured Hackney Police Missing Persons Unit.
Series Three (2006)
Series Four (2007)
Series four ran from 16 April to the 27 April 2007 and aired from 9:15-10:00am. Series Four featured the case of Barry Coughlan who has been missing from Crosshaven in County Cork since 1 May 2004. Barry is still missing.
Series Five (2008)
Series five ran from the 21 April to 16 May 2008 and aired from 9:15-10:00am with new presenters Louise Minchin and Rav Wilding. This series use filmed reconstructions of individual missing persons cases, live studio interviews with the friends and family of missing people and on-air appeals for more than 100 people. The programmes also investigated the reasons why people go missing and looked at the technology and techniques used to help find those who have disappeared, including age progression techniques. Guests on series five included Bob Geldof, Gerry and Kate McCann (parents of missing Madeleine McCann) and Lynda Bellingham.
As a result of appeals made during the programme, the BBC and Missing People's confidential helpline received hundreds of calls and potential sightings and a total of 17 people featured on the show were found.
Series Six (2009)
Series six began in March 2009, and concluded in April. The drama Missing was commissioned and broadcast alongside Missing Live, starring Pauline Quirke as the head of a busy, under-resourced missing persons unit in South East England.
Series Seven (2010)
Series Eight (2011)
Series eight aired from 9 to 13 May 2011. It was based in a new studio and renamed Missing 2011 because it was now pre-recorded. It was presented solely by Louise Minchin and had guest reporters including Fiona Phillips. The show was focused on appeals and interviews for solved cases.
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