THE MURDER OF JILL DANDO, 1999

SHOT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

The brutal murder of television presenter Jill Dando, killed on the doorstep of her London home, was not only headline news because of her celebrity; it truly shocked Britain.

Jill Dando was a hugely popular BBC TV presenter throughout the 1990s. Her charming personality and warm presence lit up such programs as Breakfast News, the Six O’Clock News, and the travel series Holiday. However, Jill was best known as one of the principal anchors of the prime-time investigative show Crimewatch. Each week, Jill would present the key facts of a recent, unsolved UK crime and invite viewers to help police by contacting a special phone number. Crimewatch was partly responsible for bringing a number of ...

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