The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe (DVD)
True crime drama starring Monica Dolan and Eddie Marsan.
The extraordinary and compelling story of how John Darwin faked his own death to claim life insurance and avoid bankruptcy.
Suffocated by debts, prison officer John Darwin pretended to drown in a canoe accident so his wife could make fraudulent claims on their insurance.
Anne Darwin played the grieving widow whilst police investigated his disappearance. Yet all along John Darwin was living in an apartment in the house next door to his wife, regularly visiting her through an interconnecting passage.
Devastated by the loss of their father, neither of their sons had an inkling their parents had betrayed them.
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