A NEW Netflix documentary hopes to shed light on the unsolved murder of BBC presenter Jill Dando, as the cold case approaches its 25th anniversary.
Dando, 37 was shot dead outside her West London home in 1999 and her killer has remained at large ever since.
Politicalite reported in 2019 that Jill is said to have attempted to alert BBC bigwigs of the now infamous paedo ring operating inside the BBC.
She is alleged to have known of “big name” stars caught up in the scandal, claimed a former colleague.
The Express reported that BBC bosses ‘didn’t want to know’ according to the source, as a new documentary aired to air on BBC One in April 2019.
It is now hoped that a new documentary from the streaming giant – who has also explored other British mysteries, such as the disappearance of Madeleine McCann – could “produce new information” as the cold case approaches its 25th anniversary.
A TV insider told The Sun: “Netflix docs have a reputation for producing new information which changes the way major crimes from the past are viewed. So hopes will be raised that they may produce something similar as they revisit the murder of a much-loved figure whose demise shocked the nation.”
During her time at the BBC, Jill became known as the host of shows such as ‘Holiday’ and ‘The BBC One O’Clock News’ and towards the end of her life she had been presenting ‘Crimewatch’.
While local man Barry George was convicted for her murder in 2000 and jailed for life, he was acquitted in 2008 and the case has remained a mystery ever since, despite more than 2,000 potential suspects being linked.
The new documentary is to be produced by Empress Films and is being directed by Marcus Plowright – who also explored the notorious crimes of serial killer couple Fred and Rosemary West through the 2021 series ‘Fred and Rose West: Reopened’ for ITV – and is executive produced by Emma Cooper, who examined the death of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe in 1962 through the 2022 Netflix documentary ‘The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes.’