In brief: TV documentary needs false confessions

Television researchers investigating cases where defendants make false confessions are calling on lawyers to help them make a documentary. The television company, Antelope Productions, wants to make a documentary highlighting cases when defendants deliberately confess to crimes they did not commit. Associate producer Piu Das Gupta said people made false confessions for many reasons which included a desire to protect a loved one or to achieve notoriety. The company, which has produced award-winning documentaries on the Cuban Missile Crisis and China, would like to hear from lawyers who have had experience of false confessions. They can call Das Gupta in confidence on 0171 209 0099.