In 1952 Patricia Curran, the daughter of a high court judge, was murdered in County Antrim. The murder caused a sensation in Northern Ireland. Scapegoat on BBC One Northern Ireland tonight (Monday 26 October) at 9.00pm is a period drama based on the real events surrounding the murder and subsequent investigation. A young RAF airman Iain Hay Gordon was ultimately tried for the murder, and found guilty but insane. With so many discrepancies and anomalies in the case, even at the time, many people suspected Gordon was innocent.