Gary Glitter ‘Executed’ In Channel 4 Film
The Execution of Gary Glitter
Tuesday 7th November 2009
Channel 4 (UK) | 21.00
Shamed pop star Gary Glitter is to be “executed” in a new television programme examining capital punishment. The 90-minute Channel 4 film reintroduces the death penalty to Britain and explores public attitudes to it.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, signed the Sex Offenders’ Register last year after spending time in jail in Vietnam for child sex offences. He had previously spent four months in prison in the UK in 1999 for downloading child pornography.
In the drama, called The Execution of Gary Glitter, the fallen star is the first person to be tried under the new Capital Crimes Against Children legislation.
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