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BBC reveal the date Karen Matthews drama to be aired

The BBC has finally confirmed the date its drama production about the disappearance of Shannon Matthews will be aired.

The Moorside, which features Cilla star Sheridan Smith as well as big names from Sherlock and Game of Thrones, tells the story of the abduction of Shannon Matthews in Dewsbury in 2008.

The much anticipated programme will air on BBC One at 9pm on February 7.

Sheridan Smith stars as Julie Bushby, while Game of Thrones actor Gemma Whelan takes the character of Karen, and Sherlock star Sian Brooke plays Natalie Brown.

The BBC said: “Following nine-year-old Shannon’s disappearance from the Moorside Estate in Dewsbury Moor, the police and community mounted a frantic search.

“Despite their efforts, no trace of her can be found and within a few hours the police investigation takes on the scale of a murder enquiry.

“Emotional public appeals for information from her mother Karen Matthews amount to nothing, and

Read more at: http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/bbc-reveal-date-karen-matthews-12513493

Documentary explores why Karen Matthews plotted kidnap of daughter Shannon

What early clues were there to suggest that Shannon Matthews’ disappearance was an elaborate hoax staged by her mother Karen?

That’s what the documentary ‘Faking It: Tears of a Crime’ aims to show tonight on the Investigation Discovery channel.

The programme employs forensic and behavioural experts to spot early signs intimating that all was not as it seemed when the nine-year-old disappeared.

Shannon, from Dewsbury Moor, was reported missing on February 19, 2008.

Karen made numerous emotional TV appeals which led to a £50,000 reward for her safe return.

But the charade, intended to generate money from the publicity, fell apart when Karen confessed to a police officer.

Karen Matthews

Karen Matthews

She was discovered less than a month later at a flat in Batley Carr, which was occupied by Michael Donovan, the uncle of Craig

Read more at: http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/documentary-explores-karen-matthews-plotted-12448763

How Tia Sharp’s killer Stuart Hazell and kidnapper Karen Matthews were nabbed by body language experts after lying …

SCHOOLGIRL killer Stuart Hazell was rumbled by his EARS, a body language expert has revealed.

The paedo faced the TV cameras in a bid to clear his name over the disappearance of 12-year-old Tia Sharp in August 2012.

Paedo Stuart Hazell faced the TV cameras in a bid to clear his name over the disappearance of 12-year-old Tia Sharp in August 2012
Hazell pleaded guilty to the murder of Tia, pictured, and was jailed for 38 years in May 2013

Evil Hazell told cops the youngster – his partner’s granddaughter – went out shopping the morning after she had stayed over at his house in New Addington, south London.

At a press conference he infamously stared into the cameras and pleaded: “Tia, come home babe.”

But there was a tell tale sign of guilt, according to

Read more at: https://www.thesun.ie/news/424003/how-tia-sharps-killer-stuart-hazell-and-kidnapper-karen-matthews-were-nabbed-by-body-language-experts-after-lying-about-horrific-crimes-on-camera/