History Mysteries: Murder At Berkeley Castle

  |  Buy to Own: 30/11/2009
  |  60 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Part of the BBC documentary series examining unexplained historical phenomena around Britain. This episode examines the enduring mystery of a jester's death at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire. The story goes that one evening in the early 18th century, the Berkeleys and their guests - including the Earl of Suffolk's jester - were dining in the Great Hall when the 60-year old-jester, Dicky Pearce, toppled from the minstrels' gallery to his death. Can the team solve a murder mystery nearly 300 years old?