Dominick Dunne’s Power Privilege & Justice

DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL – Tuesday 5 January, 9.30pm

RUN FROM JUSTICE: An examination of the Alex Kelly case. In 1986, the star high-school wrestler in affluent Darien, Conn., was accused of two rapes. On the eve of his trial, he fled the country and spent the next eight years living in Europe. The overview includes archival interviews with Kelly and his father, Joe; and comments from his two victims, Adirenne Bak Oriolano and Hillary Tolette Buchanan.

DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL – Tuesday 24 November, 9.30pm

Dominick Dunne, perhaps the most famous journalist in the world, known for his ability to scrutinize members of the jet set and reveal the dark side of wealth and power serves as the guide for Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege and Justice. A documentary series, which outlines a selection of high profile crimes, inspired by Dunne’s insightful and colorful essays on celebrity crime and justice, which often featured in the pages of Vanity Fair magazine.
EP4 – UNBRIDLED GREED: JT Lundy was just another bluegrass good old boy until he married Cindy Wright, heir to a fabulous fortune that included an interest in Calumet Farms, the most famous horse farm in the country. The money machine at the heart of the reinvigorated Calumet was a stallion named Alydar. After nearly winning the Triple Crown in 1978 Alydar was put out to stud for Calumet. Alydar was bringing in a million dollars a week in fees and Lundy had no trouble getting loans to finance his lavish lifestyle. But it all caught up to him in 1990. A bank called in a $15 million loan and less than three weeks later, Alydar suffered a terrible accident. After complications from surgery, Alydar died and his insurance policy paid Calumet Farms $36.5 million in death benefits. Lundy paid his Texas creditors, but Calumet’s financial woes continued. Dreams became nightmares when a federal grand jury indicted Lundy on bank fraud, conspiracy and bribery charges but the question remains… Had Lundy conspired to kill Alydar?

DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL – Tuesday 17 November, 9.30pm

Dominick Dunne, perhaps the most famous journalist in the world, known for his ability to scrutinize members of the jet set and reveal the dark side of wealth and power serves as the guide for Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege and Justice. A documentary series, which outlines a selection of high profile crimes, inspired by Dunne’s insightful and colorful essays on celebrity crime and justice, which often featured in the pages of Vanity Fair magazine.

EP3 – MIAMI VICES: Stan Cohen was a Miami success story, a hometown boy who made millions in the rough-and-tumble South Florida construction trade. At forty, rich and charismatic, he met and married Joyce McDillon, a beautiful 24-year-old divorcee struggling to support her young son. After eleven years of marriage, Stan Cohen was at the peak of his profession and Joyce had blossomed into an exotically beautiful socialite. However, Joyce had developed an addiction to cocaine and a habit of spending money quicker than Stan made it. In the early morning of March 7, 1986, Stan was shot three times in the head with his own gun as he slept in his Miami mansion. Joyce claimed to have seen a shadowy figure run down the stairs but the evidence mounted against her.