London (ANI): Brit rock singer , who is a convicted sex offender, is hanged in a controversial new film aimed at sparking a new debate on the death penalty. The documentary-style Channel 4 drama, The Execution of , is set in an imaginary Britain where capital punishment has been reintroduced after it was scrapped in 1969.
The film uses real offences committed by 65-year-old Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, and follows the fictitious trial, which saw him jailed for child sex abuse in Vietnam. Scottish actor Hilton McRae, 59, plays the part of the pop paedophile in the film, which is to be shown on November 7.
The film portrays the public outcry and fierce parliamentary debate as the case grips the country, and it ends with the noose going round Glitter"s neck. Channel 4"s research found that 70 per cent of Brits wanted the death penalty back. “The debate around it arouses passions on both sides," the Sun quoted head of documentaries Hamish Mykura as saying.