Caravan’s new true crime documentary, Drowning In Lies for Channel 5, has been featured in Broadcast’s ‘Hot Picks’ for International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market, MIPCOM. The series will be distributed by Beyond Rights.
As reported in Broadcast, Drowning In Lies is a true-crime documentary about the case of Donald McPherson, who discovers the body of his wife Paula floating fully clothed in the pool at their holiday home in Denmark. Though at first sight the incident appears to be an accident, the ambulance crews notice worrying marks on Paula’s body and Donald is tried for murder. The case against him collapses – but it emerges that Donald McPherson is not his real identity.
The two-parter traces ‘Donald McPherson’s’ secret past in a larger-than- life tale that spans the globe. From his unusual upbringing in New Zealand, the journey takes viewers through the minimum 13 different identities he has held, a first wife and child who died in mysterious circumstances, a multimillion-dollar fraud, jail and connections to the American mafia.
‘There’s this huge mystery around it, and there’s a lot of demand for this kind of content’ Sarah Bickley, Head of Sales, Beyond Rights
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