Raoul Moat’s murderous rampage across the North East is the focus of a new documentary commissioned by ITV from MultiStory Media Cymru, part of ITV Studios.
A decade on from the Moat case, the 60-minute programme will explore the police and public reaction to the drama as it unfolded tragically in July 2010.
Fronted by Nicky Campbell, Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story is being produced out of MultiStory Media Cymru’s base in Cardiff and will speak to police officers who led the hunt for Moat, who went on the run after shooting dead his ex-girlfriend’s new lover Chris Brown, and severely wounding her.
It contains exclusive new interviews with family members, witnesses and journalists who covered the hunt as it unfolded, and will use new and rare archive footage and stills.
Mike Blair, Executive Producer for MultiStory Media, said: “This documentary is the latest in a line of programmes to come out of our base in Cardiff and thanks to the experience and skill of the team there, it will provide a revealing and sensitive insight into a manhunt which gripped the nation – but which had a tragic backstory.”
Tom Giles, ITV Controller of Current Affairs, said: “With this landmark documentary, ITV aims to provide an important and vivid insight into these tragic events.
“At a time when media scrutiny has never been higher, and with public services like the police feeling the strain, this programme will delve into the investigation of the case and the actions of Moat in forensic detail, with the intention of immersing viewers in the manhunt, exploring how Moat escaped officers’ clutches for a week.”
Manhunt: The Raoul Moat Story is produced and directed by Iwan Roberts.