Thursday, November 10, 2011

#Exclusive : Conrad Murray Gives Exclusive TV Interview To UK Producer

Interview with Michael Jackson's doctor to be broadcast this week following conviction for involuntary manslaughter

Conrad Murray listens as the jury returns a guilty verdict in his involuntary manslaughter trial 

Conrad Murray listens as the jury returns a guilty verdict in his Michael Jackson involuntary manslaughter trial on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images
Dr Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of Michael Jackson's involuntary manslaughter, has given an exclusive TV interview to a UK independent producer that will be broadcast on Channel 4 later this week.

The 15-minute interview with Murray, filmed in California just over a week before his conviction on Monday, was co-produced by UK indie October Films and What's It All About?, a company set up by photographer Leon Lecash.

They secured exclusive access to Murray in November 2009, before he was charged.

Tom Roberts, the October Films founder and award-winning director, has been filming Murray for the past two years for a documentary that will be broadcast immediately before the interview.

Michael Jackson and The Doctor: A Fatal Friendship explores the relationship between the pop star and Murray, who did not take the stand during his trial.

Murray was interviewed on 30 October by Steve Hewlett, media commentator and presenter of Radio 4's The Media Show, who was editor of Panorama when the BBC1 current affairs programme secured Martin Bashir's exclusive interview with Princess Diana in 1995.

Zodiak Rights has sold the interview and documentary to broadcasters including Channel 4, Australia's Nine Network and MSNBC in the US.