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Rillington Place (BBC-1 2016, Tim Roth, Samantha Morton)

Rillington Place BBC 2016 Tim Roth and Samantha Morton

True life drama Rillington Place is based on a notorious real life event centered around serial killer John Christie and the wrongful hanging of Timothy Evans.

This tense and impactful three part thriller explores the crimes of John Christie and the subsequent tragic miscarriage of justice in 1940s and 50s London.

The drama is presented over three episodes from three different perspectives, as our characters’ lives tragically converge at 10 Rillington Place.

Christie and his estranged wife Ethel are reunited after a nine year separation and move into 10 Rillington Place. As war breaks out, the fractures in their relationship begin to reappear, with deceit, suspicion and violence never far below the veneer of married respectability.

Christie, despite outward appearances, was a serial killer and allowed his lodger Timothy Evans, a married man with educational needs, to hang for one of his crimes.

Previously filmed in 1970 as 10 Rillington Place with Richard Attenborough as Christie.

production details
UK / BBC One / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast Tuesday 29 November – 13 December 2016

Writers: Ed Whitmore, Tracey Malone / Producer: Sharon Bloom / Executive Producer: Phillippa Giles / Director: Craig Viveiros

cast
Tim Roth as Reg Christie
Samantha Morton as Ethel Christie
Nico Mirallegro as Tim Evans
Jodie Comer as Beryl Evans
John Paul Hurley as Pierrepoint
Christopher Hatherall as Harry
Helen McAlpine as Streetwalker
Sophie Wise as Brenda
Leanne Rowe as Sandra
Steven Elder as Hodges
Cara Kelly as Mrs Carlin
Timothy Bentinck as Dr Odess
Chris Reilly as Arthur
Sarah Quintrell as Muriel
Sonya Cassidy as Janice





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