Married to a Paedophile

TV Factual

Paedophilia is Britain’s most taboo crime – with over 400 people arrested for downloading and viewing indecent images of children every month. Each of these offenders has a family. But the families’ perspectives are rarely heard.

This extraordinary 90-minute film follows two families as they deal with the shock and trauma of a family member being convicted of possessing indecent images. For the wives, partners and children who knew nothing until the arrest, the revelation can unhinge everything they thought was normal and safe.

“The unusual format and queasy subject matter create a deeply eerie film about shame, shock and (widely varying levels of) forgiveness, captured so intimately that there is even room for humour, albeit so dark that Chris Morris might have baulked” 
The Guardian

“Made over 12 months, this powerful film documents the effects of being charged with this crime on two families – the wives, the children and the offenders themselves”.
Daily Mail

Location
Production Company

Brinkworth Films

Format

1 x 90'

Channel

Channel 4

Director

Colette Camden