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The Murder of Hollywood Director William Desmond Taylor

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Steve Punt investigates the unsolved murder of major Hollywood director William Desmond Taylor, shot dead in 1922. Steve peers into Taylor's shady past for clues to the case.

Steve Punt returns with a brand new series of investigations - starting with the unsolved murder of major Hollywood director William Desmond Taylor in 1922.

Taylor was one of Tinseltown's biggest names - until he was shot dead in his bungalow in February 1922. Despite a multitude of suspects, Taylor's killer was never caught.

It's a bizarre case with a multitude of suspects. Was the murderer former child star Mary Miles Minter or her controlling mother Charlotte Shelby? Or was it Taylor's rather shady private secretary Edwards Sands?

Steve casts a fresh eye over the evidence and returns to Taylor's native Ireland where he makes some surprising discoveries about the murdered movie director's past.

Producer: Laurence Grissell.

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30 minutes

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Sat 8 Aug 2015 10:30

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