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.