ITV is to inspect the reality at the back of disgraced former TV superstar Rolf Harris’ abusive crimes in a two-part documentary sequence from All3Media-backed indie Optomen.
Rolf Harris: Hiding in Undeniable Sight (w/t) will talk to his sufferers, the police who investigated him and co-workers who labored along him to inform the tale of the upward thrust and fall of a TV superstar who got here throughout as a non-threatening eccentric with a faithful spouse.
Following the Jimmy Savile scandal, the previous Animal Clinic presenter and multi-hyphenate was once investigated for abusing his daughter’s good friend when she was once 13, and accusers then emerged mentioning that he molested them at the presentations he labored on for years.
ITV’s motion pictures will discover Harris’ remorseless perspective in court docket and his spouse and daughter’s choice to face via him. He served a 3 yr sentence in the United Kingdom and was once launched in 2017.
The fee comes in a while after Netflix’s Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Tale, which in a similar way explored how the infamous TV superstar was once ready to break out along with his crimes for many years.
“There are few tales as surprising as Rolf Harris,” mentioned ITV commissioner Kate Teckman. “Those motion pictures give a voice to Harris’ accusers, and can expose simply how the apparently healthy ‘nationwide treasure’ was once ready to molest and abuse his sufferers in simple sight.”
Government Manufacturers for Optomen are Tina Flintoff and Nick Hornby.