A DOCUMENTARY featuring the retrial of wife killer Nat Fraser is due to be screened this month.

The high-profile case at the High Court in Edinburgh in May last year was recorded by programme makers Windfall Films. The historic move to film a "live" trial was granted only after lengthy negotiations.

Fraser was jailed for 17 years after being found guilty for a second time of arranging the murder of his wife Arlene in 1998.

The Murder Trial is due to air on Channel 4 on July 9.

It will document the six-week case from start to finish and feature several of the figures involved.

The show is aimed to give viewers a rare insight into the proceedings in Scots courts. London-based Windfall had previously tried and failed to record cases at the High Court in Glasgow.

Fraser's retrial was filmed just weeks after cameras were allowed in a Scottish courtroom for the first time to record the sentencing of David Gilroy, jailed for the murder of Suzanne Pilley.