Ruth Ellis

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Great British Trials presents a fascinating glimpse into three of the most notorious crimes and trials of the last 100 years. Through original trial transcripts, eyewitness accounts and contemporary newspaper reports, we witness the actual events that made each trial a cause célèbre of its day. At 9 am on Wednesday 13th July 1955, Ruth Ellis became the last woman to hang in Britain. Convicted of shooting her unfaithful lover, David Blakeley, in cold blood, as he stood by his sports car on Easter Sunday - the calm and dignified court appearance of this young mother of two, and the furore that accompanied her sentence, ensured this trial was to have a memorable place in the annals of British Justice. The Trial of Ruth Ellis - the Last Woman to be Hanged in Britain starring Jemma Redgrave as Ruth EllisFully Dramatised starring Jemma Redgrave; Jeffrey Segal; Terence Edmond; David Goodland; Mark Hadfield; Jenny Howe; Robin Welch; Andrew Wincott
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