Friday, April 27, 2012

Television Cameras in Court

BBC Radio 4's Unreliable Evidence examines the use of television cameras in court in its third program of the current series. 43 min, no transcript.
In this report reference is made to the broadcasting of the sentencing of a convicted murderer in a Scottish court on 18 April. 4 min 40 sec. This case is notable because of the extensive use of surveillance cameras to find the murderer. The body of the victim has never been found. You can read more about the case here.
Radio 4's Today program of 18 April examined the question of televising court cases, interviewing Brian McConnachie QC, vice-chair of the Faculty of Advocates Criminal Bar Association and Sir Roger Gale, a Member of Parliament. 3 min 37 sec, no transcript.