Who Stole Tamara Ecclestone’s Diamonds? 21 July 2022: Thursday on BBC Three
This one-hour documentary is accompanied by BBC Sounds podcast Tamara’s Stolen Diamonds, which includes exclusive characters, interviews and information about the investigation.
Tamara Ecclestone and Jay Rutland live a blessed life of luxury. But during their 2019 Christmas getaway, they receive a call that shatters their sense of safety: their London home has been hit by burglars.
Evading a 24-hour security team on one of London’s most secure streets, three men have managed to penetrate Tamara’s jewellery room and Jay’s walk-in wardrobe. They’ve gathered more than 400 items of jewellery and watches valued at more than £26m. And they’ve disappeared into the night.
It’s the biggest home burglary in British history. But as the Metropolitan police piece together the events of 13 December 2019, they realise this is just the tip of the iceberg. Their investigation connects the theft to even more raids of celebrity homes: football manager Frank Lampard and former Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Racing against the clock to gather crucial CCTV material before it’s erased forever, they uncover a trail that leads them first to Italy then the Balkans. An international police operation is mobilised to locate the suspects. But will they be able to track down the suspected mastermind known as ‘Daniel Vukovic’? And does he hold the secrets of an even bigger global conspiracy?
With extraordinary access to the Ecclestones, the police investigation and even some of the suspects in the case, this is the first time the full story behind Britain’s biggest burglary series has ever been told.
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About the Show
This show is broadcast on BBC, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.