In March 1978, thieves dug up the corpse of long-dead comedian Charlie Chaplin from its grave in the small village of Corsier, near Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The thieves demanded a ransom of £1.5 million to the Chaplin family to return the body in one of the twentieth century’s most bizarre kidnapping cases. Listen to this BBC report, which interviews one of the men who tracked down the graverobbers.

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