Rachel Nickell: The Untold Story
During her 26 years working as a news reporter and presenter, Fiona Bruce has covered some of UK’s most shocking crimes, but the murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in July 1992 is one that has stayed with her more than most.
This programme, made by Keo Films, sees Fiona revisit the crime. Speaking to key figures involved in the case, she uncovers what went wrong in the original inquiry, how the case was solved and why the human impact of this crime lingers even now.
Fiona meets people whose lives and careers have been affected by this controversial case including Colin Stagg, who was charged and acquitted of Rachel’s murder. Stagg talks about what it was like to be pursued by police for a brutal murder that he did not commit and how he has struggled, over the last 25 years, not to allow what happened on Wimbledon Common in 1992 to define him and his future.
The programme aims to take an in-depth look at an appalling and tragic case that has changed lives, ended careers, tarnished reputations and ultimately changed policing.