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Synopsis

Luke Goss teams up with Steven Berkoff to tell the real life story of Charlie Richardson, the head of the notorious ‘torture gang’.

In the 1960s, London was owned and ruled by two families, north of the river the Krays, to the south the Richardsons. Now for the first time in his own words Charlie reveals what really happened.

London, 30 July 1966, England win the World Cup, a fabled day in English history. But also on that day Charlie Richardson's life was about to change forever. He was arrested and tried in what became known as the ‘torture trial’, a trial of gravest importance to British society. The case was so significant that even today the files remain sealed. 104 jurors were finally whittled down to 12 , each of whom was given a personal bodyguard. At a time when The Beatles ruled the world and young Americans were fighting in Vietnam, for ten weeks the British public was glued to the events at the Old Bailey, where Charlie Richardson was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Malcom Needs
Producer
Tim Ireland, Malcolm Needs
Editor
Jeremy Gibb, Toby Yates
Screenwriter
Malcolm Needs
Director of Photography
Zoran Veljkovic
Sound
Stephen Richardson, Colin McFarlane
Music
Stephen W Parsons
Principal Cast
Luke Goss, Steven Berkoff

Production Company

Midas Films plc
Gainsborough House
Sheering Lower Road
Sawbridgeworth
Herts CM21 9RG
UK

info@midasfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

Equator Films
6 Heddon Street
London W1B 4BT
UK

T +44 (0)20 7025 7400
F +44 (0)20 7025 7401

steve.turney@equatorfilms.co.uk
http://www.equatorfilms.co.uk