Airdate: The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe
When John went missing while canoeing it was revealed that, with the help of his wife, he had faked his own death...
UK drama The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe starring Monica Dolan, Eddie Marsan & Mark Stanley, is coming to BBC First in August.
The 4 part drama screened in the UK in April.
The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe explores a bizarre true story of Anne and John Darwin, a couple from Hartlepool who went to extreme lengths to get out of their unimaginable debt.
The extraordinary real-life story made news headlines in the UK, firstly when John went missing while canoeing off the coast and later when it was revealed that, with the help of his wife, he had faked his own death to claim life insurance and avoid bankruptcy. The series is inspired by a memoir written by journalist David Leigh who was the first journalist to track down Anne as she was on the verge of setting up a new life in Panama.
Thursdays at 8.30pm from August 18 on BBC First and Binge.