Set in the early 1960s, and centring on the true story of Kempton Bunton, a retired bus driver who claimed to have stolen Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from London’s National Gallery.
Bunton was enraged when the British government paid a large sum to keep the painting out of the hands of a US art collector when so many in the UK were suffering financial hardship. He sent a ransom note saying he would return the painting if the government granted every senior citizen a free television license.
However, his demand was not taken seriously and Bunton returned the painting four years later and handed himself in. But there was more to the story than initially claimed, involving his son...
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- Nicky Bentham