ITV and ITVX's Commissioner and Head Of Development For Factual Entertainment, Kate Teckman, recently commissioned "Rolf Harris: Hiding in Plain Sight." “There are few stories as shocking as Rolf Harris," Teckman said. "These films give a voice to Harris’ accusers and will reveal just how the seemingly wholesome 'national treasure' was able to molest and abuse his victims in plain sight.” A working title, "Rolf Harris: Hiding in Plain Sight," is produced by All3Media's Optomen Television. Tina Flintoff and Nick Hornby will serve as executive producers.
The title, made by Optomen, tells the story of how former national treasure Rolf Harris betrayed the trust of the nation and hid in plain sight whilst sexually abusing children and young women for years, has been commissioned by ITV for ITVX. The two-part film examines how the abuser got away with his crimes for so long. The title will detail the story of Harris, who led a toxic double-life, molesting contributors and crew on the shows he worked on for years. Almost a decade from his arrest, the films speak directly to Harris’ accusers, telling the story of how his assaults became gradually more serious throughout his excelling television career in the 70s and 80s.
The films will document Harris’ public persona of a non-threatening eccentric who was devoted to his wife, while also revealing the numerous industry members who suspected foul play on his behalf and the process as police began investigating him in the wake of the Saville scandal, and discovered that he had abused his daughter's friend.
There are few stories as shocking as Rolf Harris. These films give a voice to Harris’ accusers, and will reveal just how the seemingly wholesome 'national treasure' was able to molest and abuse his victims in plain sight.” Kate Teckman Head Of Development, Factual Entertainment, ITV and ITVX's Commissioner