Episode Fifty-Seven: Ben Needham

Episode Fifty-Seven: Ben Needham

On July 24 1991, 21-month-old Ben Needham was staying with his grandparents while his mother was at work on the island of Kos. He was playing in the yard and watching the nearby construction.

About 2.30pm, his grandparents had not heard him playing for a few minutes and went to find him. But Ben was gone.

A bungled investigation follows with false accusations, lost DNA and no official translator for the family to explain what was going on and what happened to their precious little boy.

Was Ben taken to live with gypsies? Or was his death the result of an unfortunate tragic accident? Does the clue lie with a sandal and matchbox car found near where he was last seen?

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