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Lord Lucan: My Husband, The Truth


The 40 year mystery uncovered by his wife

This is the story of Lord Lucan, playboy, aristocrat, gambler and murderer. The public has been transfixed for over 40 years, when on November 7th, 1974 Lord Lucan's family nanny Sandra Rivett was killed and he disappeared without a trace.  Ever since, one voice has remained almost entirely silent – his wife, Lady Lucan. Now she wants to set the record straight, and tell the inside story of their marriage and the tragic events surrounding the death of her nanny .

Told using exclusive access to Lady Lucan’s personal home movie footage and dramatized reconstruction, this is a unique perspective on the story. We hear about the early days of their marriage from their sparsely-attended wedding (‘I heard one woman say “there’s nobody here”, she was quite right, there wasn’t’); the birth of their three children; the bitter custody battle which drove Lucan to the brink of bankruptcy; and the dramatic attack on Lady Lucan herself.

It’s a story of the darkness behind an apparently gilded life of holidays and gambling. A striking insight into the personality behind the myth of the man who committed one of the most notorious crimes of the Century.

Programme Information

  • Genre: Factual

  • Subgenre: History


  • Broadcaster: ITV

  • Duration: 1 x 60'

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