In 1953 Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston - 28 Days Later, Elizabeth, The Others, TV?s new ?Doctor Who?), a London boy, was hanged for the murder of a policeman. Over 50 years later, this harrowing TRUE STORY still haunts the consciousness of the British public. Despite the fact that he was epileptic and mentally handicapped, Derek Bentley was tried for the murder - but should such a man be hanged for a shooting he may not have commited? The verdict and sentence passed proved to be as controversial as the crime, and was later quashed, leading to an incredible public outcry that eventually lead to the abolition of the death penalty. This is the case that shocked a nation.