In the early 1960’s, a thief climbed out of a bathroom window of London’s National Gallery with Francisco de Goya’s Duke of Wellington in hand. For years after the heist, police received a slew of ransom notes yet they had no suspect. When a 61-year-old retired truck driver named Kempton Bunton turned himself in for the crime, police hardly took him seriously. He wasn’t the smooth criminal they expected. What’s more bizarre, Bunton claimed he stole the painting to help elderly people gain access to public TV. Did Bunton really know the whereabouts of the missing portrait?
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Music by Patrick Damphier.
Show artwork by Saskia Keultjes.
Wellington Episode Artwork by Elias Melad.