90′ for Sandpaper films / BBC
Directed & Produced by Henry Singer
Prod. Jenny Saunders
Exec prod. Simon Ford
Who failed Baby P? The social workers and a single doctor have taken the blame from the public and the press, but were there other professionals who might have saved Peter Connelly? And if so, why did we never hear about it?
Featuring interviews with many people who’ve never discussed the story before, including Haringey’s former head of children’s services Sharon Shoesmith, Peter’s social worker Maria Ward and Nasim O’Subhi, husband of the doctor who allegedly missed Peter’s broken back, the film reveals the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring that pushed some professionals into the spotlight and left others hidden in the shadows.
“This lucid, beautifully stitched film, painstakingly researched by Jenny Saunders, digs out the roots of fear, shame, and panic that took hold in the higher echelons of Whitehall, Westminster and key public institutions during two months of hysteria in late 2008” The Guardian
Single Documentary, RTS 2015 WINNER
Single Documentary, Bafta 2015
Current Affairs, Televisual Bulldog award 2014
Best Single Documentary, Broadcasting Press Guild Award 2015