ITV’s two-part drama based on the life of flamboyant aristocrat Lord Lucan starts next week.
Written by award-winning writer Jeff Pope, Lucan stars Rory Kinnear in the title role opposite former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston and Michael Gambon.
The drama tells the story of Lucan’s exploits as a member of the infamous Clermont set and the collapse of his marriage Veronica (Catherine McCormack), the Countess of Lucan.
It also covers the events of the 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 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.
The drama is inspired by and based upon the book, The Gamblers, written by author John Pearson who conducted exhaustive interviews with those most closely connected to Lucan at the time of the murder.
Wednesday 11 December at 9pm on ITV