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ITV confirms new drama based on canoe conman John Darwin who faked his death in insurance scam

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe will tell the story of how John Darwin vanished off the coast of Durham in 2002 after appearing to be lost at sea while out canoeing.
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Unforgotten writer pens new ITV drama about infamous John Darwin disappearance

Unforgotten writer pens new ITV drama about infamous John Darwin disappearance

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

The unbelievable true story of John Darwin, who faked his death in 2002 to fraudulently collect his life insurance payout, will be the subject of an upcoming factual drama from ITV.
The former prison officer secretly lived in the bedsit next door to the home of his wife, Anne, after “dying” in a canoeing accident, with the couple later attempting to move to Panama, where they were photographed together by an estate agent.
That particular image would go on to be a crucial piece of evidence in the case against them, with the pair ultimately sentenced to six years in prison on fraud charges...
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