Broadcast just days after the trial of Dr Conrad Murray returned a guilty verdict for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, this powerful and dramatic documentary explores the relationship between the King of Pop and his personal physician, with exclusive access to Dr Murray and his defence.
The documentary has filmed with Murray and followed him throughout the trial itself, away from the glare of the public spotlight.
The film explores Jackson’s private world where the controversial use of powerful medication was a way of life, where a man adored by millions lived as a virtual recluse and where an unknown cardiologist from Las Vegas found himself the unexpected companion, confidante and intimate to one of the most famous men in the world.
When Michael Jackson died on 25 June 2009 only two people were in the room: Jackson and Dr Conrad Murray. This observational and independent documentary uncovers the fatal friendship behind the headlines and reveals the chain of events that led to one man dead and the other fighting a losing battle for his reputation and freedom.
The documentary is preceded by a 15-minute interview in which Dr Murray’s version of events is explored and challenged by respected journalist Steve Hewlett.
Released 10 November 2011. 60 min. TV documentary.
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