Worth a watch TV: Robbed, Raided and Reunited


Burglary is a crime that happens every minute in the UK, and can affect anyone, so it’s no surprise that the BBC has commissioned Robbed, Raided and Reunited, a programme that interviews victims who have had their lives turned upside down by the crime as well as following dedicated policemen and women as they track down and arrest the burglars.

The series shows just how emotionally draining and devastating a burglary can be, for example the first episode, which aired 16 Jan 2013 and is still available on BBC iPlayer, showed an elderly widow who is burgled and discovers that some of her late husband’s treasured possessions have been taken.

But it’s not all doom and gloom, there are some extraordinary stories of victims who have been reunited with their stolen possessions, for example there is an incredible story of how police tracked down the stolen medals of one of Britain’s most decorated firemen, and returned them to his family.

The next episode airs 23 Jan 2013 on BBC2 and I think it’s definitely worth a watch especially if, like me, you like to see the bad guy get his comeuppance!