Director: Ian Merrick

Cast: Donald Sumpter, Debbie Farrington, Marjorie Yates

UK 1977 | Colour | 97mins | Crime

Avaliable on: DVD

Directed by Ian Merrick, this intelligent crime drama charts the infamous killing spree which Donald Neilson, aka The Black Panther, perpetrated across England during the mid-70s, culminating in the kidnapping and murder of a 17-year old girl.  Told with uncommon accuracy and refraining from any measure of sensationalism, this fascinating and disturbing film fell foul of a media-driven campaign upon its original cinema release which resulted in an effective ban.