Steve Haywood is a writer, journalist and filmmaker. He’s author of five previous waterways books and a Harper Collins Crime Club novel. Previously a producer on BBC’s Newsnight and Panorama, he was editor of both the award-winning BBC 1 miscarriage of justice programme Rough Justice, and BBC2’s legal programme Taking Liberties.
His company Just Television produced Channel Four’s Trial and Error for many years, as well as supplying regular programmes for the channel’s flagship documentary series Dispatches where he headed a dedicated production unit. In 1999 he was awarded a Royal Television Society award for his contribution to specialist journalism. He has written a monthly column for the magazine Canal Boat for more than ten years.