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The Mystery of Lord Lucan

The Mystery of Lord Lucan

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On a cold night in 1974, the nanny for a privileged London family was brutally murdered. Even more shocking was the prime suspect: John Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan, who suddenly vanished into thin air. Decades later, the scandalous true story of Lord Lucan remains among Britain's most baffling unsolved mysteries. Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful) stars in Lucan as the desperate aristocrat with a gambling problem and a bitter, crumbling marriage. This gripping two-part drama also stars Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Catherine McCormack (Braveheart), and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).
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On a cold night in 1974, the nanny for a privileged London family was brutally murdered. Even more shocking was the prime suspect: John Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan, who suddenly vanished into thin air. Decades later, the scandalous true story of Lord Lucan remains among Britain's most baffling unsolved mysteries. Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful) stars in Lucan as the desperate aristocrat with a gambling problem and a bitter, crumbling marriage. This gripping two-part drama also stars Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Catherine McCormack (Braveheart), and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).. In 1974, John Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan, vanished without a trace after allegedly murdering his children’s nanny and attacking his wife. Two programs explore one of Britain’s most notorious unsolved crimes. Through flashbacks, Lucan dramatizes his life, aristocratic circle, and disappearance. The Trial of Lord Lucan examines the evidence, clues, and motive in a courtroom dramatization based on research and forensic detail. With Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Catherine McCormack (Braveheart), and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).. Disc 1 (Lucan)
Part 1
While researching a book about London's posh gambling scene of the 1960s and '70s, writer John Pearson becomes transfixed by the story of the missing—and maybe murderous—John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan. Pearson delves into Lucan's world as the high-born lord struggles to keep up appearances amid staggering gambling losses.

Part 2
The battered body of the nanny lies in the kitchen, and Lucan has vanished. As a national manhunt begins, the lord's aristocratic circle closes ranks. With his wife offering damning evidence, Lucan is tried in absentia.

Disc 2 (The Trial of Lord Lucan)
In this fictitious reimagining, one of the most notorious figures in recent British history stands trial for murder. Prosecutors present the evidence, witnesses attest to events, and Lucan has the chance to defend himself at last. In the end, a jury of real British citizens gives a verdict on the infamous crime.. Paul Freeman... John Pearson
Matthew Flynn... Chief Superintendent Rogers
Rory Kinnear... Lord Lucan
Christopher Eccleston... John Aspinall
Rufus Wright... Younger John Burke
Rupert Evans... Dominick Elwes
James Bradshaw... Charlie Benson
Alan Cox... Ian Maxwell-Scott
Ann Bell... Lady Osborne
Anna Walton... Jane Aspinall
Michael Gambon... John Burke
Simon Thorp... Manager
Alistair Petrie... Jimmy Goldsmith
Mabel Watson... Frances
Leo Hart... George
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Format: DVD
Run Time: 214 minutes
Region: Region 1
Starring: Rory Kinnear;Christopher Eccleston;Catherine McCormack;Michael Gambon
Cast: Paul Freeman... John Pearson <Br>Matthew Flynn... Chief Superintendent Rogers <Br>Rory Kinnear... Lord Lucan <Br>Christopher Eccleston... John Aspinall <Br>Rufus Wright... Younger John Burke <Br>Rupert Evans... Dominick Elwes <Br>James Bradshaw... Charlie Benson <Br>Alan Cox... Ian Maxwell-Scott <Br>Ann Bell... Lady Osborne <Br>Anna Walton... Jane Aspinall <Br>Michael Gambon... John Burke <Br>Simon Thorp... Manager <Br>Alistair Petrie... Jimmy Goldsmith <Br>Mabel Watson... Frances <Br>Leo Hart... George
Editorial Reviews: “[four stars]” —The Daily Telegraph (UK) <br>“Perfectly acted” —The Guardian (UK) <br>“Gripping and atmospheric” —The Daily Telegraph (UK) <br>“Excellent” —The Observer (UK)
Episodes: 2 parts
ISBN: 54961234097
Number of Discs: 2 Discs
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First Class British Drama
Totally as expected with such a cast. Nobody else can produce this like the British.
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Review by Babba; Miramichi, New Brunswick. (Posted on 7/19/2015)