Ah heyor, leave eh ouh! Barely a few days have passed since Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and already the BBC have ordered a documentary about the whole thing.
Word on the street (The Hollywood Reporter, to be precise) is that BBC Three has commissioned Mentorn Media to produce an hour long "fast-turnaround" special, hosted by Channel 4's Paralympic host Rick Edwards.
"BBC Three is never afraid to tackle current affairs, and we are committed to showing bold, thought-provoking programs for 16-34-year olds," said the channel's controller Zai Bennett. "Mentorn will be producing this program at incredible speed... I'm sure they will deliver a documentary that will bring a new angle to this ever developing news story."
Executive Producer Steve Anderson was equally enthusiastic about the project. "The story of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp has captured everyone's attention. It is hugely important, and Mentorn has the expertise to deliver it quickly to BBC Three.” They've even worked out who can sell the whole thing internationally already, though a broadcast date has yet to be confirmed.
I don't know about you, but methinks this is coming a little too soon. He's barely had a bail hearing and the real trial hasn't even started, and while it's important to get all the details as the whole thing transpires, making a fast-turnaround documentary about the alleged murder before all the facts have even been laid bare seems a rather odd option.
Feel free to agree or disagree below...