Asleep at the Wheel


Up close and personal with the man who caused the Selby rail crash

When his Land Rover swerved off the M62 onto the East Coast main line, Gary Hart single-handedly caused the Selby rail crash, killing ten people and leaving a trail of destruction costing an estimated £40 million. Demonised by the press, Hart has been painted as a heartless killer. On his release from jail, this programme goes in search of the real Gary Hart, what he thinks and feels about the tragedy and what’s it like to be catapulted from anonymity to nationwide notoriety overnight?