Kelly Grovier's history of Newgate, London's most notorious prison, abridged by Libby Spurrier.
When Samuel Pepys stopped to watch a puppet show in Covent Garden, little did he know that he was witnessing the birth of Punch and Judy, inspired by the brutal deeds of Newgate's most notorious hangman, Jack Ketch.
Read by Jasper Britton.
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