The story of Richard John Bingham, seventh Earl of Lucan, playboy, aristocrat, gambler, murderer, has transfixed the British public for over thirty years. In all that time, once voice has remained almost entirely silent – his wife, Lady Lucan. Born Veronica Duncan, she now wants to set the record straight in this documentary, and tell the inside story of her marriage and the tragic events surrounding the death of her nanny – Sandra Rivett on 7 November 1974.
Told using exclusive access to Lady Lucan’s personal home movie footage and dramatised reconstruction, this is a unique perspective on the story. There is an account of the early days of their marriage, from their sparsely-attended wedding and foreshortened honeymoon, 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 that November night. This is a story of the darkness behind an apparently gilded life of holidays and gambling, and stands as a striking insight into the personality behind the myth of the man who is believed to have committed one of the most notorious crimes of the century
Lord Lucan: My Husband, The Truth airs on Monday 5 June 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV