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Canoe Man

It was the story that gripped a nation.

John Darwin was a real life Reggie Perrin who faked his death to fund a better life, disappearing at sea in a canoe, while his wife, Anne, played the grieving widow. Even the couple's sons were fooled.

This compelling drama documentary has collaboration from the journalist who had exclusive access to Anne Darwin in the vital few days before her arrest and to whom she confessed all.

As the story unraveled in the glare of the media spotlight, Anne Darwin desperately tried to keep the lie intact.

This unique telling of this extraordinary tale uses as its basis the three very different versions of the story Anne Darwin told to try and fool the press and the police.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 Feb 2011 02:40


Role Contributor
FlickKate Ambler
CarlosPepe Balderrama
JudgePeter Cellier
Mark DarwinPhilip Correia
ReceptionistEmelia Dobie
John DarwinBernard Hill
Anthony DarwinJeremy Legat
JournalistPhilip McGough
Desk SergeantCarl Proctor
Anne DarwinSaskia Reeves
SolicitorMary Roscoe
DS TwistJeremy Swift
FarmerBill Thomas
DirectorNorman Hull
ProducerFlavia Taylor
WriterNorman Hull
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