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15: The Life and Death of Philip Knight (1993)

A teen, jailed in an adult prison in Britain, takes his own life in July 1990.

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Daniel Newman ...
Philip Knight
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Karen Painter
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Joe Dowdell
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David McBride
Gillian Hanna ...
Margareth Knight
Tony Steedman ...
Mr. Knight
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Margaret Harris
Polly Irvin ...
Kate Hawkins
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Stan Eastwood
John F. Landry ...
Ken Edwards (as John Landry)
Loanna Monroe ...
Jaqui Frost
Anna Bolt ...
Elizabeth Knight
Rupert Holliday-Evans ...
Tom Jamieson
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Simon Knight
Robin Griffith ...
John Bendow
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A teen, jailed in an adult prison in Britain, takes his own life in July 1990.

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Based in a true story
3 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Philip Knight was a juvenile delinquent who tragically took his own life on 12th of July 1990, whilst incarcerated at HMP Swansea.

Philip was aged just 15 and at the time was the youngest person to kill himself in prison in the UK. Sadly since then two boys of 14 have committed Suicide whist in penal custody in this country.

The Knight case became something of a landmark and was documented in this TV film of 1993. Shown on ITV.

Daniel Newman, probably best known for his role as Wulf, in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and Spiller, in the BBC TV adaptation of The Borrowers, is compelling in the title roll.

At times uneasy viewing, this deserves some sort of re-release on DVD, or on one of the many ITV channels we have these days.


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