Saturday 25 May 2013
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.
Ginny began her career as a trainee in the newsroom of an Australian radio station before making her television debut as a reporter on a news programme aimed at young people.
After returning to the UK Ginny worked as a presenter and reporter on a number of programmes at Granada Television in Manchester, including their flagship news programme Granada Tonight.
Ginny joined the BBC in 2001 when she reported on the BBC One current affairs programme 4 x 4 Reports, and went on to become the presenter of the iconic BBC One travel show, Holiday.
For four years Ginny reported from around the world for the programme and turned her hand to everything from ice climbing and diving, to tracking wild rhino on foot in the Namibian outback.
In 2005, Ginny joined Sky News, anchoring the three-hour, live afternoon show Sky News Today, where she dealt with breaking news stories from around the world. From there, she joined the presenting team for ITV1's top rating current affairs programme, Tonight.
Ginny is an experienced print journalist who has written on travel and motoring and was the motoring editor of a national newspaper when she took on the role at The News of The World.
Following a short break to have her first child, Ginny returns to the BBC to work alongside Rav Wilding on the new series of Crimewatch Roadshow.
Ginny was born and brought up in Rochdale, Lancashire, and is looking forward to working with her home force to help solve crime in that area of the UK.
Crimewatch and Crimewatch Roadshow
Each month, Crimewatch, presented by Kirsty Young, Rav Wilding and Matthew Amroliwala, reconstruct the country's most serious crimes and sets out to crack some of the toughest cases that have remained unsolved for years.
One in three cases featured on the show result in an arrest and one in five results in a conviction. Viewers have been helping the police to solve crimes for 26 years.
While Crimewatch tackles serious crimes which mostly, are quite rare, the Crimewatch Roadshow concentrates on the kind of crimes which can affect us all on a day-to-day basis.
It's a further opportunity for the public to help the police solve crimes on their doorstep.
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