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The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹


Tuesday 13th March brings us a 3 Part Documentary on BBC4. Over 3 nights next week, Tuesday – Thursday this documentary looks at the story of Ruth Ellis.

Who is Ruth Ellis you ask? Well she was the last woman to be hanged in Britain in July 1955. Gillian Pachter, filmmaker, has decided to re-examine the case, the murder of her lover David Blakely.

They examine the original police investigation, the relationship between Ruth and David, especially as the glamorous peroxide blonde was deemed to be brassy and David in a different social circle to her. Over the 3 episodes they look into it all including the trial.

Only a few months after the murder, Ruth was hanged but on what evidence? It wasnโ€™t established where she had gotten the .38 Smith and Wesson. The only alleged witness her son wasnโ€™t questioned and has since passed in the 1980โ€™s. No other suspects were even considered at the time.

Had this happened many years later with the forensics available now and an overall better understanding of human behaviour would it still have been the same outcome?

I will definitely be watching this I love old cases being reviewed. Itโ€™s an intriguing story and we even get to hear recordings from the time. Will you be watching Iโ€™d love to know? I believe it will also be available on BBC iplayer

Happy Viewing ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹


17 thoughts on “The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹

  1. Ooh! Sounds like an interesting case…. and I love a good mystery! Iโ€™ll keep my eyes out for this one ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Ouuu Iโ€™ve heard of this before on something my mom was watching. Iโ€™d Be such a shame they can actually find evidence that proves her innocence. Honestly the laws back then (& sometimes still now) were so unfavorable depending on the party that stand trial. I think this will be an interesting doc, thanks for sharing Lisa! ๐Ÿ’•

    xx Lena |

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    1. Iโ€™m going to watch over the weekend on BBC iplayer hadnโ€™t heard much about the case before I did this post but sounds interesting can you imagine if they found out it was someone else xx


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