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Tuesday's 40 Minutes (BBC 2) featured a rape victim meeting an imprisoned rapist:

'It made gripping viewing but left me with a nagging sense of disappointment. That was my fault. I expected too much from the programme; I hoped for reconciliation, forgiveness, understanding; when they were not forthcoming I blamed Jane, the victim, for not delivering them. That was my fault too.' Max Davidson, Daily Telegraph

'This wasn't some cheap piece of sensationalism. It was a piece of sensationalism that cost Jane dear. She looked the tough, dispassionate type, yet she found herself shedding involuntary tears of anger and humiliation.' Maureen Paton, Daily Express

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