Ladykillers (1980–1981)
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Lucky, Lucky Thirteen! 

The story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

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Nicholas Ferguson
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Morley ... Self - Presenter
Georgina Hale ... Ruth Ellis
Jane Lowe Jane Lowe ... Edna Baker
Andrew Johns Andrew Johns ... John Bickford
Jean Rimmer Jean Rimmer ... Dr. Charity Taylor
Michael Johnson Michael Johnson ... Desmond Cussen
Edward Hardwicke ... Christmas Humphreys
Robert Flemyng ... Mr. Justice Havers
Bernard Horsfall ... Melford Stevenson, Q.C.
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ... Anthony Findlater
Irene Sutcliffe Irene Sutcliffe ... Gladys Yule
Susan Derrick Susan Derrick ... Miss Holbrook
Anthony Benson Anthony Benson ... Clerk of Court
Dorothy Townson Dorothy Townson ... Woman in the Public Gallery
Roberta Taylor ... Roberta Martin
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The story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1980 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in the UK, was executed on 13 July 1955 for the murder of her lover, David Blakely. See more »

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Himself - Presenter: The newspapers shouted 'Blonde model shoots racing driver dead' and Ruth Ellis' posed portrait smiled out from their pages...
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Britain's most famous Ladykiller.
27 July 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Ruth Ellis is very probably the most famous 'Ladykiller' from Britain, famous for being the last woman hanged, but her case was infamous during her trial, and many years after, still very famous. Lucky, Lucky Thirteen came five years before Miranda Richardson would give an incredible performance as Ellis in Dance with a Stranger, but here Georgina Hale plays her, very well for my money. Infamous for the murder of David Blakely, Ellis is portrayed here as a somewhat curious character, ready to accept her fate, without offering any defence. Hale certainly looks the part of Ellis, her hair in particular spot on. I like the production of this episode, it's not slow, it offers an insight into her crime and motivation, and is of course interesting because of the subject matter. Well acted all round, Hale is very good, as are Edward Hardwicke and Bernard Horsfall.

I can imagine someone seeing Dance with a Stranger being a little disappointed here, but for what it's worth I liked it, very good. 8/10


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