The Millionaire and the Murder Mansion (Channel 4)

The Millionaire and the Murder Mansion
9 April 2009
on Channel 4

In August 2008, a devastating fire raged at a Shropshire mansion. As the flames engulfed Osbaston House, mystery surrounded the disappearance of Christopher Foster, his wife Jill and 15-year-old daughter Kirstie.

What started out as a fire became a double-murder, suicide and arson investigation that would shock Britain. As vital evidence went up in smoke before their eyes, the police were faced with a number of conspiracy theories and a frenzy of press speculation about the Fosters’ fate.

With exclusive access to the West Mercia police’s painstaking investigation and interviews with close friends and family members, The Millionaire and the Murder Mansion charts the complex jigsaw puzzle involving pathologists, forensic anthropologists, and arson, ballistics and CCTV specialists.

Interspersed with the detailed investigation are the emotional interviews with family members and friends who provide an insight into the dark secrets and many sides of the apparently doting husband and father who committed this horrific crime.

Producer: Adrian Gatton
Director: Nick Poyntz
Executive Producers: Roger Graef, Eve Kay

The is a Films of Record programme for Channel 4. See the British Film Institute film & TV database entry for this programme here.

To watch the film online, click here.

Read Roger Graef’s article exploring the case Revealed: Why Millionaire Christopher Foster Slaughtered His Family

Make a donation to the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) in memory of 15-year old Kirstie Foster by clicking here.