UNCOVER THE STORY BEHIND "THE WIMBLEDON KIDNAPPING," THE FIRST RANSOM CASE THAT GALVANIZED MODERN GREAT BRITAIN, DEBUTING EXCLUSIVELY ON SUNDANCE NOW
The Jaw-Dropping Documentary Premieres Tuesday, November 16;
Exploring Media Tycoon Rupert Murdoch and the Mysterious Disappearance of Muriel McKay
NEW YORK - October 28, 2021 - 50 years ago, Muriel McKay had been mistaken for media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's wife and was being held for ransom by the mafia - so the headlines claimed. But the following negotiation, investigation and trial presented a very different version of events. The key players in this astonishing crime story speak out for the first time in the exclusive documentary, The Wimbledon Kidnapping, debuting in the US on Sundance Now on Tuesday, November 16.
Britain's first ever hostage and ransom case galvanized the nation in 1969. McKay's mysterious disappearance confounded the police, Fleet Street and hundreds of clairvoyants in their search for the respectable 55-year-old housewife. Taking place in the last days of the 1960s - a decade defined by the potency of tabloid press, the arrival of the Windrush generation and challenges to the established social order - two Indo-Trinidadian brothers were eventually convicted of Muriel McKay's murder. But 50 years on, the search for the truth continues. The Wimbledon Kidnapping examines the extraordinary case that reflected the contemporary winds of change in British society.
From the multi award-winning team at Caravan (Killer Ratings), the feature length documentary is produced by Joanna Bartholomew (9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers) with Executive Producer Dinah Lord (Grayson Perry: Who Are You?).
About Sundance Now:
AMC Networks' streaming service Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. Adding exclusive new programs every week, Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural drama A Discovery of Witches; glamourous thriller Riviera; and critically acclaimed French spy drama The Bureau; plus Sundance Now Exclusives, such as Nordic noir thriller Wisting and British drama Des starring David Tennant; as well as riveting true crime series like No One Saw a Thing.