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Book of the Week, The Gaol Episode guide

  1. Episode 5

    5/5 The gaol's appalling reputation caught the attention of philanthropist Elizabeth Fry.

    First broadcast: 18 Jul 2008

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  2. Episode 4

    4/5 During the 17th century, the gaol played host to many a flamboyant highwayman.

    First broadcast: 17 Jul 2008

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  3. Episode 3

    3/5 After four spectacular prison breaks in seven months, Jack Sheppard was finally caught.

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2008

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  4. Episode 2

    2/5 The deeds of Newgate's hangman, Jack Ketch, provided the inspiration for Punch and Judy.

    First broadcast: 15 Jul 2008

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  5. Episode 1

    1/5 While London's theatres came and went, the gaol remained the capital's unofficial stage.

    First broadcast: 14 Jul 2008

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