This second series in Granada's compelling crime anthology looks at some of Britain's most notorious murder trials, in which both male and female defendants stood accused of the murder of women. Introduced by Robert Morley, seven hour-long dramas reconstruct sensational trials which shocked Britain, offering in-depth analyses of individuals' motives and methods.
The cases include those of bigamist George Joseph Smith, convicted of the murder of three of his wives; Neville Heath, the sex attacker whose savage crimes attracted international coverage; Ethel Le Neve, the mistress of Dr. Crippen whose role in the murder of Crippen's wife remains mysterious; and the concurrent trials of Ronald True and Henry Jacoby, murderers from opposite ends of the social spectrum whose subsequent treatment sparked anger and controversy. Hannah Gordon, Christopher Cazenove, Ian Charleson, Michael Jayston, Kenneth Haigh, Gayle Hunnicutt and Phyllis Calvert feature among the star-studded casts.
Release Date: 16 July 2012
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 350 minutes
Production Year: 1981
Main Language: English