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 wasn’t established where she had gotten the .38 Smith and Wesson. The only alleged witness her son wasn’t questioned and has since passed in the 1980’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. It’s an intriguing story and we even get to hear recordings from the time. Will you be watching I’d love to know? I believe it will also be available on BBC iplayer
Happy Viewing 📺❤️💋