9 episodes

In November 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 British history and as a result, has never faced judge and jury. It's the Trial that never happened...

…until now.

Using exclusive, never before seen documents and mesmerising testimony, Caroline Cheetham, Stephen Wright and some of the world's most revered legal minds take part in a week long audio event to determine Lucan's fate... and YOU are the jury.

To get involved in this innovative True Crime event, head to dailymail.co.uk/lucan immediately.

The Trial of Lord Lucan Daily Mail

    • True Crime

In November 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 British history and as a result, has never faced judge and jury. It's the Trial that never happened...

…until now.

Using exclusive, never before seen documents and mesmerising testimony, Caroline Cheetham, Stephen Wright and some of the world's most revered legal minds take part in a week long audio event to determine Lucan's fate... and YOU are the jury.

To get involved in this innovative True Crime event, head to dailymail.co.uk/lucan immediately.

    The Trial That Never Was

    The Trial That Never Was

    Inspired by the discovery of a report written by a senior detective into the murder of Sandra Rivett and months away from the 50th anniversary of the crime we present The Trial of Lord Lucan.
    Co-presenters Caroline Cheetham and Stephen Wright visit the original crime scene in Belgravia, central London, and discuss the importance of the police document.
    They also look at the background to the unprecedented, high society murder which scandalised the UK in the 1970s and which has captivated the world, to this day.
    The duo also meet two real-life, eminent barristers who will argue the case in the podcasts.
    Max Hardy, who is acting as ‘prosecutor’ & Edward Henry KC, who is ‘defending’ Lucan.
    Using exclusive, never before seen documents and mesmerising testimony, Caroline Cheetham, Stephen Wright and some of the world's most revered legal minds take part in a week long audio event to determine Lucan's fate... and YOU are the jury.
    To get involved in this innovative True Crime event, head to dailymail.co.uk/lucan immediately.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 35 min
    Regina vs VII Earl of Lucan

    Regina vs VII Earl of Lucan

    Inspired by the discovery of a report written by a senior detective into the murder of Sandra Rivett and months away from the 50th anniversary of the crime we present The Trial of Lord Lucan.
     
    Co-presenters Caroline Cheetham and Stephen Wright discuss the importance of the police document that has surfaced after decades gathering dust. Voiced by an actor the words of Det Chief Supt Roy Ranson go into great detail about the events of the night of the murder.
    The report includes references to a key prosecution witness who had a crush on Lucan and did not tell the police the ‘whole truth’ about their encounter hours after the Sandra Rivett death, and how the fugitive’s other friends in the ‘International Socialite Set’ were reluctant to assist detectives.
    Listen to the whole series this week as we put Lord Lucan on trial and remember YOU are the jury.
     
    To get involved in this innovative True Crime event, head to dailymail.co.uk/lucan immediately.
    Hosts: Caroline Cheetham and Stephen Wright
    Producers: Caroline Cheetham, Sam Morris,Mark Machado
    Editor: Chelsey Moore
    Production Manager: Vittoria Cecchini
    Executive Producer: Jamie East

    A Daily Mail production. Seriously Popular.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 30 min
    The Case for the Prosecution

    The Case for the Prosecution

    Senior barrister Max Hardy takes on the role of the ‘prosecutor’ in The Trial of Lord Lucan, the Mail’s landmark podcast series on one of Britain’s most infamous murders.
    After analysing the original 60-page Scotland Yard report on the 1974 case, and studying contemporaneous statements, letters, books and other evidence, Mr Hardy states why he believes Lucan – and Lucan alone – was responsible for the murder of nanny Sandra Rivett and the near fatal murderous attack on his estranged wife, Veronica.
    In doing so, he explains the peer’s background and how he had the means, motive and wherewithal to carry out the atrocities.
    Listen to the whole series this week as we put Lord Lucan on trial and remember YOU are the jury.
     
    To get involved in this innovative True Crime event, head to dailymail.co.uk/lucan immediately.
     
    Hosts: Caroline Cheetham and Stephen Wright
    Producers: Caroline Cheetham, Sam Morris, Mark Machado
    Editor: Chelsey Moore
    Production Manager: Vittoria Cecchini
    Executive Producer: Jamie East
    A Daily Mail production. Seriously Popular.


    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 27 min
    The Evidence

    The Evidence

    As barristers Max Hardy and Edward Henry KC debate the strengths and weaknesses of the Crown case against Lord Lucan, The Trial hears from a French woman who spent a year as his children’s nanny before Sandra Rivett got the job.
    Pierrette Goletto, now 78, gives an extraordinary ‘through the keyhole’ account of life behind the front door at 46, Lower Belgrave Street, Belgravia – including her encounters with the ‘tall and handsome’ peer and her difficult relationship with the temperamental Lady Lucan.
    We also hear an account of the events of the night from Frances Lucan, the oldest Lucan child. 
    Listen to the whole series this week as we put Lord Lucan on trial and remember YOU are the jury.
    To get involved in this innovative True Crime event, and to become a member of the jury, head to dailymail.co.uk/lucan immediately.
    Hosts: Caroline Cheetham and Stephen Wright
    Producers: Caroline Cheetham, Sam Morris, Mark Machado
    Editor: Chelsey Moore
    Production Manager: Vittoria Cecchini
    Executive Producer: Jamie East
    A Daily Mail production. Seriously Popular.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Flaws in the Case

    Flaws in the Case

    In this episode, we hear from one of the few surviving witnesses from the night Sandra Rivett was killed. 
    Chris Baddick was a rookie policeman who attended the murder scene after Lady Lucan raised the alarm at the nearby Plumbers Arms.
    Later that night, he was sent to Lucan’s mother’s address in north London, where he overheard a telephone call from the prime suspect.
    Both barristers agree that Mr Baddick’s evidence is important in understanding the chaos at 46, Lower Belgrave Street as forensic experts searched for evidence.
    We also hear from forensic expert Allan Jamieson, who talks about the techniques used to examine crime scenes and evidence at the time. 
    The Trial of Lord Lucan is an innovative week-long podcast event where you the listener, are the jury. It's not too late to get involved - listen to the whole series this week and get involved at dailymail.co.uk/lucan.
    Hosts: Caroline Cheetham and Stephen Wright
    Producers: Caroline Cheetham, Sam Morris, Mark Machado
    Editor: Chelsey Moore
    Production Manager: Vittoria Cecchini
    Executive Producer: Jamie East
    A Daily Mail production. Seriously Popular.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 57 min
    The Case for the Defence

    The Case for the Defence

    You, the jury, have heard the evidence and arguments and are now being asked to deliberate and decide Lord Lucan’s fate.
    In his closing speech, defence barrister Edward Henry KC urges you to judge the case based on ‘the evidence, and the evidence alone’, saying Lord Lucan had been the victim of a ‘tsunami of prejudice’.
    ‘This is perhaps the most notorious murder allegation of modern times,’ he adds, as he concedes that the ‘odds are stacked’ against his client.
    But questioning whether Lucan could ever get a fair trial, he states the prosecution is ‘drenched in prejudice’.
    ‘John Bingham, Lord Lucan, has been convicted countless times before he even entered this courtroom. He has been vilified .. his whole life defamed in the Press, the Media, and on the Internet - for decade upon decade before this trial.
    Mr Henry also describes the forensic evidence at the murder scene as a ‘fiasco’ because of contamination.
    His fate is in your hands.
    ‘The Trial of Lord Lucan’ is an innovative week-long podcast event where you the listener, are the jury. 
    Voting is now OPEN. Simply head to dailymail.co.uk/lucan for more information - including how you can become part of Monday’s verdict episode!
    Hosts: Caroline Cheetham and Stephen Wright
    Producers: Caroline Cheetham, Sam Morris, Mark Machado
    Editor: Chelsey Moore
    Production Manager: Vittoria Cecchini
    Executive Producer: Jamie East
    A Daily Mail production. Seriously Popular.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 23 min

Top Podcasts In True Crime

Szürke Zóna Podcast
Dani, Rezső
BŰNtények Podcast
BŰNtények PODCAST
Sokkoló Akták - True Crime és Rejtélyes esetek
Sokkoló Akták
Budapesti Zsaruk
Budapesti Zsaruk
sötét anyag
Julia Fél
Rotten Mango
Stephanie Soo & Ramble

You Might Also Like

Answers for Claudia
Audio Always
The Trial: The Holly Willoughby plot
Daily Mail
Dead Man Running
BBC Radio Scotland
Cocaine Inc.
The Times & True Crime Australia
Intrigue
BBC Radio 4
Bronwyn
The Australian