Crime and Punishment

6 x 60 for Channel 4 (Series 1 and 2)
June 2021

A series examining the breadth of the Criminal Justice system, taking a look at each institution from the inside, to understand why a system that was once the envy of the world, is in crisis.

Filmed over two years, access was gained to the MOJ, Police, the CPS, Defence Lawyers, Probation Services, The Parole board and HMP Winchester. The series (with more episodes to come) focuses on the impact of funding cuts, the ensuing dilemmas within each institution, and how successive governments and a decade of cuts and botched reforms, have failed the system.

Each episode tells intimate stories of those caught up in the system and innovative use of archive gives the narratives historical context.

NOMINATED – Bafta TV Awards 2021
(Best Factual Series)

NOMINATED – Bafta TV Awards 2020
(Best Factual Series)

NOMINATED – Televisual Bulldog Awards 2021
(Best Documentary Series)

NOMINATED – Royal Television Society 2021
(Best Documentary Series)

“Crime and Punishment review: a damning look at our desperate prison system.” – The Guardian¬†

“Channel 4’s documentary explored the uphill battle in preventing criminals from reoffending.” – The Telegraph

Executive Producers: Mark Raphael, Emily Lawson, Bruce Fletcher, Roger Graef and Jonathan Smith

Series Producer/Directors: Stuart Bernard, Jemma Chisnall and Sara Kandasamy

Producer/Directors: Jamie Berry, Daniel Dewsbury, Rory Jackson and Chris Rowe

Editors: Steve Dix, John Rosser, Samuel R. Santana and Martin Thompson

Line Producer: Tom Cross



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