The Trial of Ruth Ellis

audiobook (Unabridged) The Last Woman to be Hanged · Great British Trials

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The Trial of Ruth Ellis: A Mr Punch True Crime Drama

"Mr Punch is going from strength to strength, continuing their good run of classy audio... Jemma Redgrave gives a spirited performance... with a high calibre cast" Talking Business

In the annals of British justice, there exists a story that has stood the test of time, a tale of passion, despair, and a fateful twist of destiny. In the turbulent summer of 1955, the nation held its collective breath as Ruth Ellis, a mother of two, faced conviction for the calculated murder of her unfaithful lover, David Blakely.

This is the gripping true story of a woman on the edge.

Drawing exclusively from the original trial transcripts, eyewitness testimonies and contemporary reports, we invite you to join the jury at the Old Bailey tasked with unravelling the truth behind the events leading up to that fatal Easter Sunday when Mrs Ellis fired six fatal shots, shattering the calm of Hampstead and sealing her place in history as the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

Almost seven decades since her execution, Ruth Ellis's story still captivates and haunts. Who was this former model and nightclub hostess who dared to venture into the elite world of 1950s London? Why did she endure an abusive liaison with the charismatic yet dangerous racing driver David Blakely? What compelled her to take the life of the man she loved?

Starring JEMMA REDGRAVE as Ruth Ellis with Terence Edmond, David Goodland, Mark Hadfield, Jenny Howe, Jeffrey Segal, Robin Welch, Andrew Wincott and full supporting cast

Also available as part of the Great British Trials Box Set, a fascinating eight-hour collection of true crime dramas, featuring the trials of Ruth Ellis, Dr Crippen, Timothy Evans & John Reginald Halliday Christie. 

The Trial of Ruth Ellis