Letter: Programme error

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The Independent Culture
Sir: It is ironic that on the day that you printed a report about Channel

4 axing the Trial and Error programme (16 July), the first case that they

involved themselves in, the conviction of Mary Druhan, was overturned

in the Court of Appeal.

As junior counsel in the appeal, I would like to make clear that it was

the investigative journalism undertaken by the Trial and Error team that

uncovered the evidence that was so crucial in the success of Mary Druhan's

appeal. Their efforts have clearly played a pivotal role in many cases

and it is very disappointing that Channel 4 have decided to take this

course.

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