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Arthur Hayward
Listeners are to hear an account of one of the most remarkable impersonation cases that ever occupied the English courts, and one that set England talking as it seldom talked before. It is a story that reads almost like fiction, and fiction of the best: the story of ' Bullocky Orton ', a journeyman-butcher in New South Wales, who read an advertisement of one, Lady Tichborne, who refused to believe that her son had been drowned at sea. He deceived her and half England. His claim to the Tichborne estate collapsed after a speech by Sir John Coleridge , Solicitor-General, lasting three weeks, and he was then arrested in court for perjury. The criminal trial, in 1873, lasted 188 days, when Orton was found guilty and sentenced to fourteen years' penal servitude.


Arthur Hayward
Bullocky Orton
Sir John Coleridge

Regional Programme London

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Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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