The Crime of Captain Colthurst (1981)

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Dramatised account of the arrest and murder of Francis Sheehy Skeffington on the grounds that he was a "dangerous criminal", in Dublin in 1916. A court martial decided that his murderer, Captain Bowen Colthurst, was insane, but the programme examines new evidence to the cont rary.

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