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 Rob Turner played for Somerset for a number of seasons, finally retiring in 2005. The cheerful wicket-keeper even reached England A status for one tour, but never progressed any further up the pecking order. At the time Turner apparently believed there was a conspiracy theory working against him, which meant that he would never achieve England selection. Fuelled with the ambition to find out more of the truth, Turner took up life as a private investigator in the Taunton area. After solving a particularly messy divorce in the favour of a local TV producer, Rob was offered a small slot on a South West TV news magazine programme, digging up the dirt on local companies and officials in all walks of life. Turner was so successful that by 2007 he began one of the most eagerly anticipated series on BBC TV South West, where he operates as a Roger Cook-style investigative reporter, looking into people and organisations nobody else in the area would dare examine. 'Turner Pries' is now achieving a regular audience of over 75,000 for its 7.30 slot on Tuesday evenings.

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