Crime Stories

Series 1 - Episode 20

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

In the last of the documentary-style crime drama series, DI Jane Preston (former real-life detective Jane Antrobus) and DS Ben Shaw (Ben Hull) investigate a serious aggravated burglary. Leanne (Emmerdale’s Alice Coulthard) claims a masked intruder has cut her with a knife and, although she insists she doesn’t know who attacked her, implicates her ex-school friend Susie (Footballers’ Wives’ Caroline Chikezie).

Questioned by the police, Susie reveals that Leanne self-harms, to get, she implies, the attention of her ex-boyfriend Ivan (EastEnders’ Elliot Jordan). So, were Leanne’s wounds self-inflicted or is there some reason Ivan wants to make her keep her mouth shut?

About this programme

20/20. Preston and Shaw investigate a serious aggravated burglary case in which the female victim was attacked with a knife by a masked intruder. With a complicated web of affairs, self-harming and motives for revenge, the detectives struggle to decide which witness is telling the truth.

Cast and crew


DS Ben Shaw
Ben Hull
DI Jane Preston
Jane Antrobus
Leanne Stevens
Alice Coulthard
Ivan Williams
Elliot Jordan
Susie Fisher
Caroline Chikezie
Hayley Roberts
Natasha Symms
Tom Butcher


Executive Producer
Paul Marquess
Donna Wiffen