The Princes in the Tower: The New Evidence


1 x 82' / 1 x 55'

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Brinkworth Productions

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What happened to the Princes in the Tower? This revelatory landmark documentary will open up one of English history’s greatest mysteries in a continent-crossing journey with Philippa Langley and Rob Rinder. Powered by remarkable new discoveries and years of research, Philippa – the writer who located the final resting place of Richard III – has teamed up with criminal barrister Rob Rinder to deliver an immersive investigation that will call into question everything we think we know about this notorious incident in our royal past.

Did Richard III orchestrate the brutal murder of the two young princes, his nephews Edward and Richard, as Shakespeare claimed? Or does this famous cold case contain a more complex truth?

A decade on from making worldwide headlines with the spectacular discovery, exhumation and reburial of Richard III, Philippa is back – this time armed with a stack of fresh leads provided by her team of researchers from across the globe and the help of Rob Rinder. Together they embark on a road trip that will take them across seas, into archives and deep into the heart of medieval Europe. Can they find England’s missing royals?

The title premiered on Saturday 18th November at 8pm and was EXTREMELY well received by viewers and critics alike, clocking up overnights of 1.3m and a 10.3% audience share which was up 121% on ABC1’s. The film trended on social media and made press headlines.

C4 Version - 82'

International Version - 55'

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