In the early 1940s the Bahamas were a playground for the rich and famous. But it was the location for one of the greatest unsolved crimes of the 20th century. One of the richest men in the British Empire, Sir Harry Oakes, was found brutally murdered in his bed.
It was a crime so lurid it cleared World War Two from the front pages of the UK papers.
But less than four months later the chief suspect, Sir Harry's French son-in-law Count Alfred de Marigny, was sensationally acquitted. And at the centre of the scandal was the ex-king of England, the Duke of Windsor, who was governor of the islands at the time.
Following a five-year investigation, the grandson of a well-connected Bahamian resident reveals the findings of his five-year investigation into who was responsible for Sir Harry's brutal murder.
In the early 1940s the Bahamas were a playground for the rich and famous. But it was the location for one of the…
- Strong language
Murder in Paradise on Channel4.comSee more about Murder in Paradise
The Bahamas of 1943 provides the setting for one of the greatest unsolved crimes of the 20th century and this film reveals the findings of a five-year investigation into the brutal murder of Sir Harry Oakes