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Episode 3

Book of the Week, The Gaol Episode 3 of 5

Kelly Grovier's history of Newgate, London's most notorious prison, abridged by Libby Spurrier.

After four spectacular prison breaks in seven months, Jack Sheppard was finally caught and deposited in Newgate for the last time.

Read by Jasper Britton.

15 minutes

Last on

Thu 17 Jul 2008 00:30

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