What befell the Princes in the Tower?

In this groundbreaking 90-minute documentary titled “The Lost Princes” (working title), Channel 4 embarks on an illuminating journey into one of the most enduring mysteries of English history. Joining us on this transcontinental expedition are Philippa Langley and Rob Rinder.

Fueled by astounding new revelations and years of painstaking research, Philippa, the author who famously located the final resting place of Richard III, has partnered with Rob Rinder, a criminal barrister. Together, they present an immersive inquiry that will challenge the established narratives surrounding this infamous episode in our nation’s royal history.

Did Richard III mastermind the ruthless demise of his nephews, Edward and Richard, as depicted by Shakespeare? Or does this well-known unresolved case conceal a more intricate truth?

A decade after making international headlines with the sensational discovery, exhumation, and reinterment of Richard III, Philippa returns, armed this time with a trove of fresh leads provided by her team of researchers from around the world. “The Lost Princes” (working title) follows Philippa and Rob on a cross-continental journey that will span oceans, delve into archives, and immerse them in the heart of medieval Europe. Will they succeed in locating England’s vanished royals?

Rob Rinder says: “To be part of unlocking and investigating one of history’s most fascinating unsolved mysteries is quite special and I look forward to people coming on this journey with us.“

Philippa Langley says: “It’s been an extraordinary journey filming The Missing Princes Project and its (now) seven-year cold case investigation into the mystery of the Princes in the Tower. By throwing out old mythology and starting with a clean sheet we were able to bring evidence-based research to life on our screens, revealing the most remarkable discoveries, and writing a new chapter in the study of this centuries-old puzzle. For all those interested in history, and this enduring mystery, this feature-length documentary is going to be unmissable viewing.”

Malcolm Brinkworth, executive producer says: “After years of determined research, Philippa Langley and The Missing Princes Project have unveiled a series of revelations that could revolutionise our perspective on a notorious period in royal history – the enigma of the Princes in the Tower. Through Rob Rinder and Philippa’s eyes, audiences will be taken inside this immersive and exciting new phase in the search for the lost princes.”

Emily Shields, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 says: “The question regarding the fate of the Princes in the Tower remains one of the most persistent mysteries in British history. I’m thrilled to collaborate with Philippa Langley, Rob Rinder, and Brinkworth Productions on this landmark documentary for Channel 4 – all built on the remarkable research of people from across the UK and Europe.”