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Shannon Matthews: The Mother's Story

  • Documentary

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The disappearance of nine-year-old Shannon Matthews in 2008 gripped the nation. Her mother Karen claimed that her daughter had gone missing on her way home from school, prompting a nationwide search. But weeks later, it was revealed that Karen had known the truth all along - Shannon was being kept hidden by a man known to her mother, who had plotted to claim the £50,000 reward money for her return. This documentary tries to get at the truth of a woman many have branded as evil, asking what drove her to do it, how she can rebuild her life and whether she is sorry for her actions.

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