Following Rod Bond behind the scenes, we enter the fascinating world of multi-million pound tax fraud, supercars, extravagant Cheshire stately homes, Formula One stars and forged historical artefacts. Rod Bond stars as an assuming independent financial advisor. An unassuming character, bored by his mundane routine, Rod Bond encounters a multi-million pound carousel fraud. Our hero’s knack for numbers and curiosities see him turn from independent financial advisor to financial investigator, working alongside the HMRC top brass.
In dramatic scenes, where the real-life Manchester based supercar carousel VAT fraud is busted, we survey the multi-million pound supercars drafted in for filming. The classic Lamborghini Miura, a Porsche 918 Spyder, the LaFerrari and a Lamborghini Aventador stand guarded by several security contractors. As the filming shifts gears, we visit the palatial surroundings of Cheshire’s most historical houses. We’re treated to tours by the National Trust’s historical experts of Dunham Massey, Hare Hill Gardens, Little Moreton Hall and Lyme Park Estate, as filming takes place under a cloak of impenetrable secrecy. We also bump into Formula One star Lewis Hamilton, who plays a cameo role, having fallen prey to the Cheshire Estates scam in real life. Behind the scenes we are shown the actual forged poster, claimed by fraudsters to be from 1939, which was donated to a museum in lieu of tax relief. We also see the elaborate forgery said to belong to William of Normandy and traced back to the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
“It really is an excellent story,” said Rod Bond in a brief moment during what was clearly a busy filming schedule. “Manchester F1 Productions are a real upcoming company. They’ve done well to secure the Cheshire stately homes, the supercars, the forged historical artefacts and the cameo appearance from Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton,” added Rod Bond.