Crimewatch Roadshow

Crimewatch goes on the road for a second series this summer on BBC One Daytime. Presenter Ginny Buckley will join former detective Rav Wilding to co-present the show, which comes live from around the UK helping to solve the everyday crimes that affect us all.

Each week the programme will feature crimes from a different part of the country – Lancashire, Humberside, Kent and the West Midlands – and will appeal to the public for information to help bring criminals to book.

Former detective Rav Wilding fronts the programme, which comes live from the streets across the UK, while Ginny Buckley will be back in the studio directing proceedings.

The Controller of BBC Daytime, Liam Keelan, says: “Crimewatch Roadshow was a huge success for BBC Daytime last year, tackling issues across the regions of the UK that really matter to our audience such as burglary, vandalism and common assault.

“It’s great to be able to welcome Ginny Buckley to this series alongside Rav Wilding as the series goes from strength to strength.”

Last year the programme featured a broad range of crimes including the theft of explosives from a paintballing park, a fatal hit and run and even parrot rustling. Crime fighting initiatives also featured a crackdown on cannabis farms and city centre patrols to combat drunken behaviour.

Ginny Buckley says: “I’m delighted to be joining the Crimewatch Roadshow team. Sadly, many of us are affected by crime at some point in our lives, so it’s a real privilege to present a programme that does so much to help bring those responsible to justice.”

Alongside Rav and Ginny, BBC regional correspondents will report from each region, with local news teams providing campaign updates throughout the day via their regional news bulletins.

The series was highly effective in solving crime with the help of police in each region. Last year there were a large number of arrests and, as a direct result of calls into the studio, 17 criminals were identified and successfully prosecuted.

Crimewatch Roadshow is due to transmit on BBC One in June 2010.

Sophie Raworth is to join Rav Wilding to co-present Crimewatch Roadshow on BBC One Daytime.

Crimewatch Roadshow will be going on the road for a month of live programmes across the UK this summer.

The programme will visit four police force areas over four weeks, and will work in partnership with each individual force to focus on the everyday crimes that affect us all, such as burglary, car theft and vandalism.

The force areas over the four weeks are (in order):

Greater Manchester Police
South Wales Police
Northumbria Police
Hampshire Police

BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth joins Crimewatch presenter and former detective Rav Wilding to front the month-long daytime event, with Sophie in the studio and Rav out and about in the community.

Michael Armit, Series Producer of the programme, says: “Crimewatch Roadshow aims to give power to the people, helping viewers tackle everyday crime that occurs in the community.”

He adds: “The programme looks at the crime that isn’t able to be tackled on Crimewatch but which is still important and highly relevant to our viewers.”

Working alongside BBC regional news teams, there will be campaign updates throughout the day via their regional news bulletins.

Crimewatch Roadshow is being produced by the highly-acclaimed Crimewatch team, with Lisa Ausden and Gerard Melling as the Executive Producers.

Crimewatch Roadshow is due to transmit on BBC One in June 2009.

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