The Trial of Lord Lucan podcast sees listeners become the jury

The Trial of Lord Lucan launches for a week-long podcast series that asks listeners to be the jury in one of the most elusive crimes in British history.

In 1974, British aristocrat Richard John Bingham, otherwise known as Lord Lucan, became the prime suspect in the murder of his children’s nanny, Sandra Rivett. He vanished soon after the incident, sparking one of the most sensational manhunts in Britain and leaving justice undone. Until now.

On the 50-year anniversary of his disappearance, this brand-new podcast is holding the trial that never was.

Hosted by journalists Caroline Cheetham and Stephen Wright, The Trial of Lord Lucan will bring together prosecutor, Max Hardy, and defence barrister, Edward Henry KC, to finally decide whether Lord Lucan was guilty or not guilty.

The hosts and legal minds will use exclusive, never-before-seen documents written by Det Chief Supt Roy Ranson, who headed the 1974 murder investigation and spent most of his career searching for the elusive Lucan.

Every day from Monday 3 to Friday 7 June, audiences will hear the trial unfold and discover new information never disclosed to the public before. Listeners will then have their say in a live public vote, with the final verdict being announced the following week.

The Trial of Lord Lucan is available on all major podcast platforms, with episodes out now, and the trial unfolding every day from Monday 3 to Friday 7 June.

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