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Thursday, 28 November 2013

TV: Lucan - Starts December 11th at 9pm on ITV

Lucan is a thrilling new two-part drama based on the life of flamboyant aristocrat, Lord Lucan, written by award-winning writer, Jeff Pope.

Rory Kinnear plays Lucan whilst Christopher Eccleston takes the role of John Aspinall.

The drama tells the story of Lucan's exploits as a member of the infamous Clermont set and focuses on his marriage collapse to Veronica (Catherine McCormack), the Countess of Lucan.

With his marriage disintegrating, Lucan became obsessed with regaining custody of his children. Ultimately the drama reveals what happened on that fateful night in November 1974 when his children's nanny, Sandra Rivett (Leanne Best), was cruelly bludgeoned to death in the basement of the family's home in London's Lower Belgrave Street.

To this day Lucan is thought to have mistaken Sandra for his wife Veronica, whom he blamed for the fractures in his family life. His whereabouts and eventual fate have remained a mystery for nearly four decades, captivating and intriguing the public whose fascination with Lucan is undiminished.


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