In March 2013 the tabloid press broke a story that would rock the fragile foundations of the public relations department of the BBC. With a much-hyped season of Doctor Who on the way, the timing could scarcely have been bettered when The Mirror trumpeted: ‘Doctor Who Sex Scandal’. The story, which was also triumphantly run in The Daily Mail, was lifted from a soon-to-be released book, The Life & Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner, a biography penned by ex-Blue Peter producer Richard Marson.
Author(s): Sam Amirante & Danny Broderick
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Release Date: 17th January 2013
Shortly before the Christmas of 1978, independent lawyer Sam Amirante was setting up his first office. He received a call from a man who urgently needed his help; the voice on the line was Illinois businessman and community leader John Wayne Gacy. Claiming he was being hounded by Des Plaines Police over a missing person, Amirante quickly took on his first client; within a matter of weeks Gacy became prime suspect for the murder of some thirty-three young men, most of whom were buried in floorspace of his home. Now a judge, Amirante looks back on the beginnings of his career at the centre of a one of the biggest cases of the decade.
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