October 11, 2006 08:30 ET

Reminder: CBC to Break Out Third Season of Hit Canadian Crime Show

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 11, 2006) - Delving into some of Canada's most intriguing, twisted and downright bizarre crimes, the ripped-from-the-headlines, popular TV series 72 Hours: True Crime launches its third season (sixteen episodes) Mondays at 9:30pm on CBC, starting October 16.

A young mother in Saskatchewan insists her doctor has raped her but the DNA evidence doesn't support her claims… a beautiful real estate agent in the heart of Toronto's trendy Yorkville is mysteriously found dead in the stairwell of her office building… a Baptist minister in small town Ontario is the victim of a perplexing and brutal murder. 72 Hours: True Crime investigates some of Canada's most infamous criminal cases - cases that put law enforcement officials to the test and captured the imagination of the public. The crimes featured in Season III occurred across Canada, including: Toronto, Ottawa, Regina, Sydney, Cape Breton, Barrie, Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie, and Winnipeg.

"You couldn't make some of this stuff up - no one would believe you," said Richard Meech, the series producer and one of its executive producers. "The show profiles some of the most fascinating crimes ever committed in Canada. The one constant in each case -- and it's true in most solved cases: the crucial clue was discovered in the first 72 hours."

72 Hours: True Crime has an inside "you are there" feel, blending powerful dramatic reenactments with captivating documentary interviews. Shot in HDTV, the show tracks the twists and turns of a criminal investigation with the actual detectives and forensic scientists who worked each case.

Executive Producers for 72 Hours: True Crime are Robert Lang, Richard Meech and Robert Sandler. The Series Producer is Richard Meech, Supervising Producer is Tara Jan, with Episode Producers, Ximena Bensusan, Bill Robertson and Lon Appleby. The series is produced by 72 Hours Season III Inc. in association with CBC Television and Canal D.

72 Hours: True Crime, the crucial clue is always there, somewhere in the first 72 Hours.

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Susan McLennan
Babble On Communications
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