The Disappearance of Nicola Bulley: The Inside Story Documentary for BBC One

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BBC Factual has announced a new documentary, The Disappearance of Nicola Bulley: The Inside Story, produced by BAFTA award-winning filmmakers Rogan Productions. The documentary will air on BBC One and iPlayer and provide an in-depth look into the disappearance of Lancashire mother-of-two, Nicola Bulley.

Nicola Bulley went missing without a trace during her usual morning walk along the River Wyre in the village of St. Michael’s on Wyre in January 2023. Her disappearance sparked an international media storm and raised important questions about the handling of the case by the police and the media.

The documentary will feature exclusive interviews with Nicola’s family, as well as contributions from journalists, Lancashire Police, and those closely involved in the case. It will explore the media coverage, the impact of amateur internet sleuths, and their effects on the official investigation and Nicola’s family.

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Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, expressed the importance of the documentary in examining the impact of media speculation and its resonance with the public. “This new film asks important and timely questions about why this story resonated with the public to such an extent and what impact that had on those closest to the case, hearing directly from those in the eye of the storm. My thanks to Rogan Productions and to all the contributors – most importantly the family – for sharing their story with us.”

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Soleta Rogan, Managing Director of Rogan Productions, emphasized the tragedy’s lasting impact and the power of both mainstream and social media in shaping the case’s narrative. “Nicola Bulley’s disappearance was a tragedy that has remained in the minds of many. What ensued demonstrated the power of the mainstream and social media and how they impacted the case and everyone involved. We’d like to thank the family for trusting us with their story and allowing viewers to see who Nicola was behind the headlines.”

The documentary aims to provide a thoughtful and sensitive exploration of the events surrounding Nicola Bulley’s disappearance, offering insights from those closest to the case and highlighting the complexities that arose during the investigation.

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