Preview – Rillington Place

Rillington Place

Dealing with real-life murder in fiction is obviously a tricky business. Hopefully the BBC has given these true stories a respectful treatment.

This three-part drama is based on the murders committed by John Christie (Tim Roth), who murdered at least eight women in his London flat at 10 Rillington Place, during his lifetime via strangulation. He was later executed in 1953.

The story begins with Christie and his wife Ethel (Samantha Morton) moving into 10 Rillington Place after having been separated. But their relationship begins to strain again as the Second World War breaks out.

Rillington Place is on BBC One at 21.00.

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