Mum slams BBC for retelling tale of her Nottinghamshire daughter’s murder

The mother of Chanel Taylor – the Ashfield newlywed murdered in 2004 by her father Terry Rodgers – has blasted the BBC for bringing back painful memories with its dramatisation of the shocking crime in its drama Sherwood.

Monday, 13th June 2022, 10:33 am

Anne MacPherson told The Mirror the broadcaster was “ripping my family apart all over again” by making the programme “which will be watched by millions”.

Twenty-three-year-old Chanel, from Huthwaite, was shot dead by her abusive dad Terry Rodgers, 55, only a few weeks after walking down the aisle.

Violent Rodgers hid from police in Annesley woods for three weeks then went on hunger strike after his capture.

Terry Rodgers with daughter Chanel Taylor on her wedding day

He died a month before his March 2006 murder trial and never said why he killed Chanel.

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Anne told The Mirror: “How dare they do a programme about my poor daughter which will be watched by millions?

“I don’t want to watch it but I’ll have to, reluctantly, as I need to see how my daughter and our family are being portrayed and what they’re saying about us.

“They are ripping my family apart all over again, and we’ll get the backlash. The programme has brought it all up again for me. It makes me so cross."

Sherwood, written by Ashfield’s James Graham, tells the fictional story of police officers working undercover in a community still divided by the events of the miners' strike.

The show - which starts on BBC One on Monday – draws loosely on the events of the time.