Viewers are on edge after a gripping first episode of Conviction: Murder At The Station

Southampton postal worker Roger Kearney is currently serving a life sentence for the 2008 murder of Paula Poolton.

Kearney was having an affair with the 40-year-old, who was found stabbed to death in the boot of her black Peugeot, parked outside Swanwick railway station in Hampshire.

But Kearney says he is innocent – and Conviction: Murder At The Station, BBC 2′s new true crime documentary, follows a team of experts, including Louise Shorter who is the head of specialist charity Inside Justice, as they investigate alleged miscarriages of justice.

It made for a compelling piece of TV, especially because it reminded everyone of the hugely popular American podcast Serial – which looked at a case of a high school senior who was murdered.

Yep, everyone was gripped by the investigations in the documentary.

People had so many questions about the evidence used in the case – no forensic evidence was ever found linking Kearney to the car where Poolton’s body was found.

And they’re really intrigued for the second part of the show next week…

More in this Section

Bernardine Evaristo hopes she is not last woman of colour to win Booker PrizeBernardine Evaristo hopes she is not last woman of colour to win Booker Prize

Who are the joint Booker Prize winners?Who are the joint Booker Prize winners?

Rebel judges split Booker Prize between Margaret Atwood and Bernardine EvaristoRebel judges split Booker Prize between Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo

Coronation Street’s Daniel Osborne to betray dying wife SineadCoronation Street’s Daniel Osborne to betray dying wife Sinead


Lifestyle

Fiann Ó Nualláin follows in the footsteps of the Fianna as he explores a province’s hills and vales.Munster marvels: Plants that are unique to a province

Cupid must be something of a motoring enthusiast, as he had most definitely steered his way in the neighbourhood when Amie Gould and Shane O’Neill met at the Rally of the Lakes 12 years ago.Wedding of the Week: Cupid steers couple to right track

When it comes to podcasting, all it takes is one idea — and who knows where it can take you.Podcast Corner: Crimes and creatures rule at Cork’s first podcast fest

Claymation meets science fiction in this enchanting film, writes Esther McCarthy.Latest Shaun adventure is out of this world

More From The Irish Examiner