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Episode 3

Punt PI, Series 4 Episode 3 of 4
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Steve Punt turns gumshoe, investigating the mysterious disappearance of a silent film about Prime Minister David Lloyd George just after the First World War.

The Life Story of David Lloyd George was the first ever biopic of a living Prime Minister. A lavishly filmed silent movie, it charted the rise of the wartime leader from the Welsh Valleys. Just after the close of the Great War - as the film was destined for the big screen - lawyers paid £20,000 to cancel the movie's release. To this day, nobody knows why.

Steve examines the evidence and asks whether it's a case of political shenanigans or personal peccadilloes. Among those called in for questioning are biographer of Lloyd George, Lord Hattersley, and Ffion Hague, who's studied the war leader's affair with Frances Stevenson.

Producer: Laurence Grissell.

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Sat 17 Sep 2011 10:30

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