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Byline: Jade Wright

FEW cases have shocked the nation with the same terrifying power as the murder of Rachel Nickell.

In 1992, Rachel was killed in broad daylight in front of her two-year-old son, the only witness to what would become one of the country's most notorious murders.

Rachel Nickell - Case Closed: Real Crime (ITV1, 9pm) tells the story of how it took 16 years to convict her killer, after an innocent man wrongly suspected of the crime was persecuted.

It took a revolution in DNA technology for the police to eventually bring her real killer, Robert Napper, to justice.

. MANY youngsters dream of growing up to become famous musicians, but some are lucky enough to achieve their ambitions rather sooner than most.

Alexander Prior is only 16-years-old but he is already considered one of the most talented composers in Britain.

He is, in short, a musical genius.

The World's Greatest Musical Prodigies (Channel 4, 9pm) has followed him as he attempts to compose a concerto featuring some of the world's most brilliant young musicians, who will eventually fly to the UK to

FEW cases have shocked the nation with the same terrifying power as the murder of Rachel Nickell.

In 1992, Rachel was killed in broad daylight in front of her two-year-old son, the only witness to what would become one of the country's most notorious murders.

Rachel Nickell - Case Closed: Real Crime (ITV1, 9pm) tells the story of how it took 16 years to convict her killer, after an innocent man wrongly suspected of the crime was persecuted.

It took a revolution in DNA technology for the police to eventually bring her real killer, Robert Napper, to justice.

. MANY youngsters dream of growing up to become famous musicians, but some are lucky enough to achieve their ambitions rather sooner than most.

Alexander Prior is only 16-years-old but he is already considered one of the most talented composers in Britain.

He is, in short, a musical genius.

The World's Greatest Musical Prodigies (Channel 4, 9pm) has followed him as he attempts to compose a concerto featuring some of the world's most brilliant young musicians, who will eventually fly to the UK to premiere the work at the Sage Gateshead, accompanied by the Northern Sinfonia.

As the eight month journey comes to an end, will the young prodigies be met with applause or criticism? . AS SEASON three of The Wire (BBC2, 11.20pm) kicks off, the Barksdale crew is forced to relocate as a programme of urban renewal sees Franklin Terrace razed.

Assigned to the Western District drug unit, Carver and Herc turn up the pressure on the street dealers. Burrell is caught in a power play by First District Councilman Tommy Carcetti, an ambitious young man with roots deep in the ethnic politics of Baltimore. Mayor Clarence Royce, facing a re-election campaign, serves notice on Burrell that crime statistics, and murders in particular, must come down, whatever it takes. Meanwhile, a series of murders scuppers Bunk's day at the ballpark, and former Barksdale enforcer Cutty Wise finds the drug world has changed on his release from prison.

Aside from great scripts and direction, there are some terrific turns from Brits Dominic West and Idris Elba. The next (equally compelling) episode can be seen tomorrow..
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Date:Jun 22, 2009
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