A big thank you to the team at Double Act TV for including me in the Prison Night broadcast on Channel 4. It featured clips from famous prison movies. Here's the show on Catch Up. It's repeated tonight at 11.10pm. The response online was overwhelmingly positive, especially from fans of the Shawshank Redemption. It started trending on Twitter. Even human-rights advocate Bianca Jagger pitched in with: Bianca Jagger
Double Act TV structured it well, achieving a balance between entertainment and human-rights issues, such as Sunny Jacob’s story, which brought on the tears. The show dovetailed with my message to schools by showing the horror of what can happen in prison versus glamorisation. Dean Stalham really livened it up with punchy and hilarious quips, and every time Sheriff Joe Arpaio opened his mouth, he managed to personify himself as one of the evil wardens from the movie clips.