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Killer farmer Tony Martin says he has NO regrets over gunning down a burglar at his farm in 1999 

A new TV show will see will see farmer Tony Martin, who was jailed for shooting dead a burglar in 1999, express no remorse for his actions.

The 74-year-old millionaire landowner is to appear in a Channel 4 docu-drama where he recalls the shooting of two intruders in August 1999.

Tony Martin killed Fred Barras, 16, and wounded accomplice Brendon Fearon, 29, with his unlicensed shotgun after he found them late at night inside his home in Emneth Hungate, Norfolk.

Fred Barras, 16, was shot by farmer Tony Martin inside the 74-year-old's home in August 1999

Tony Martin (left) killed Fred Barras (right), 16, in August 1999 after he found him late at night inside his home in Emneth Hungate, Norfolk

The show will see League of Gentleman star Steve Pemberton (left), 51, as Martin and Line of Duty's Daniel Mays (right), 40, as the policeman who interviewed him

The show will see League of Gentleman star Steve Pemberton (left), 51, as Martin and Line of Duty’s Daniel Mays (right), 40, as the policeman who interviewed him

He was jailed for life for murder at Norwich Crown Court in April 2000, but later had his sentence reduced to five years for manslaughter. 

The Interrogation of Tony Martin, will now see the farmer insist he would do the same thing all over again. 

Set to air on November 18, the show will see League of Gentleman star Steve Pemberton, 51, as Martin and Line of Duty’s Daniel Mays, 40, as the policeman who interviewed him. 

Also starring is Stuart Graham, from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. 

According to The Sun, the show will see Martin say: ‘If I’m in the house and somebody comes in the house, I’m going to look after myself.

‘When you start to run you’ll be forever running. So you have to stand your ground.’     

The inspiration for the show is said to come from a transcript of interviews which were conducted soon after his conviction. 

At the time he killed the burglar, Martin admitted taking the law into his own hands because local police had repeatedly refused refused to investigate crime incidents in remote rural corners of the county.

He claimed at his trial that he had no idea he had shot the teenage lookout because it was ‘pitch black’ when he loosed off his illegally held 12 bore Winchester shotgun.

TONY MARTIN SHOOTING: 1999 CASE THAT SPARKED NATIONAL DEBATE 

Mr Martin was jailed for life for murder but later had his sentence reduced for manslaughter

Mr Martin was jailed for life for murder but later had his sentence reduced for manslaughter

Tony Martin killed Fred Barras, 16, and wounded accomplice Brendon Fearon, 29, with his unlicensed shotgun after he found them late at night inside his home in August 1999.

He was jailed for life for murder at Norwich Crown Court in April 2000, but later had his sentence reduced to five years for manslaughter. 

He appealed against his conviction, claiming that his account was not properly put forward at his trial. It was also revealed that he had Asperger’s Syndrome.

Fearon, who admitted conspiring to burgle Bleak House, accompanied by Fred Barras, was jailed for three years at Norwich Crown Court in 2000 and was released in August the following year. 

Mr Martin’s case provoked a national debate about the measures homeowners can take to defend their property.

The farmer, who is known for his eccentric behaviour, was finally released in 2003, but never returned to live in his derelict detached home on his 300-acres of land at Bleak House Farm.

Instead he is thought to have spent the last 12 years sleeping in his car and at the homes of friends.

Mr Martin has often spoken about how householders should have the right to protect themselves.

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