ITV orders two-part Rolf Harris doc

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ITVITV has commissioned a documentary examining how convicted abuser Rolf Harris got away with his crimes for so long. 

The two-part film, Rolf Harris: Hiding in Plain Sight (w/t), is from Optomen, and will explore the double life of the once-loved entertainer.

It includes accounts from his accusers, and investigates how his assaults became more serious as his popularity rose during the 70s and 80s.   

In July 2014, at the age of 84, Harris was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on twelve counts of indecent assault on four female victims, and was released on licence three years later, having been stripped of many of the gongs he had previously been awarded. 

Kate Teckman, ITV commissioner and head of development for factual entertainment, said: “There are few stories as shocking as Rolf Harris. These films give a voice to Harris’ accusers, and will reveal just how the seemingly wholesome 'national treasure' was able to molest and abuse his victims in plain sight.”
The executive producers are Tina Flintoff and Nick Hornby.

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