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Lady Lucan’s take

07 June 2017 | by Lucy Lethbridge

Television

 

Beneath the veneer of a familiar story

Lucy Lethbridge
Lord Lucan: My Husband, The Truth
ITV

Unsolved murders may be two a penny but the case of Lord Lucan, his wife and the murdered nanny has added ingredients that have made it irresistible for press and public for nearly half a century. Money, privilege, class, a particular aristocratic loucheness – these are what have given the tragic tale of the Earl of Lucan its grip for all these decades.

Watching ITV’s interview with Lady Lucan, now 80, was a reminder of a world that in style and habit seemed not so different from our own and yet where delineations of class seemed still as sharply cut as they had been for Edwardians.





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