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Lawful Killing: Mark Duggan

Drama documentary about the police shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham in August 2011, combining interviews with dramatised reconstructions of the day leading up to the shooting.

Drama documentary about the police shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham in August 2011.

The incident triggered the worst riots in modern British history. But while the impact of the event extends far beyond the Duggan family and the community of Tottenham, key details about what actually happened that day remain unclear - shrouded in secret intelligence and obscured by misreporting which remained uncorrected for days, leaving the public with only a partial understanding of the event.

To try to understand what happened, this film hears from those close to the story, combining documentary interviews with dramatised reconstruction of the 24 hours leading up to the shooting. Interviews with Mark Duggan's family and friends, journalists and experts are combined with verbatim testimony re-enacted from the transcripts of evidence given at the coroner's inquest by witnesses and police officers.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Mon 5 Dec 2016 22:45


Role Contributor
Director Jaimie D'Cruz
Producer Shanthy Sooriasegaram
Executive Producer Simon Ford
Director of photography Will Hanke
Mark Duggan Louis 'Dubz' Downie
Semone (Mark Duggan's partner) Rochelle Rose
Paulette (Mark Duggan's sister) Nicola Ama
Precious (Mark Duggan's girlfriend) Leonie Alert
Taxi Driver Javed Khan
Kevin Hutchinson-Foster Darren Raymond
DI Mick Foote Patrick Regis
Tactical Firearms Commander Karl Minns
Trident Intelligence Handler Paul Coldrick
V53 Matthew Flynn
Operational Firearms Commander John Burton
Q63 'White Top' Neil McCormack
Witness B Chin Nyenwe
Miss J Susan Reynolds


  • Mon 5 Dec 2016 20:30
  • Mon 5 Dec 2016 22:45