Julian Fellowes examines the 1941 murder of the Earl of Erroll in colonial Kenya.

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Delyth Thomas

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Episode credited cast:
Julian Fellowes ... Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josephine Butler ... Diana Broughton
David Calder ... Sir Jock Broughton
Charles Daish Charles Daish ... Hugh Dickenson
Rachel Fielding Rachel Fielding ... June Carberry
David Griffin ... Jack Soames
Antonina Lewis Antonina Lewis ... Wilkie
William Scott-Masson William Scott-Masson ... Earl Of Erroll
Julia St John Julia St John ... Gwladys Delamere
Sasha Waddell Sasha Waddell ... Naomi
John Warnaby John Warnaby ... JC Carberry
David Weston ... The Barber
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In the early morning hours of January 24, 1941, Joss Erroll, the 22nd Earl of Erroll, was shot through the head while his car was parked on a road just outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Erroll was known as a ladies man and he had for some time been having an affair with Diana Broughton, the young wife of Sir Jock Broughton. Their affair had become quite well known and Broughton had apparently accepted the situation having announced that he was leaving for Ceylon. After the killing, Broughton was tried and acquitted of the murder. In this dramatic re-creation of the events leading up to the shooting, Julian Fellowes adds commentary and context to the events. He identifies the killer and states that he knows for a fact this is correct as it's based on information provided to him by an impeccable source which he will not name. Written by garykmcd

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 2005 (UK) See more »

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Julian Fellowes - Presenter: Gladys Delamere was almost unique in Kenya at that time in that she was not one of Erroll's mistresses, but oh, how she'd wished she'd been.
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Version of White Mischief (1987) See more »

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