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Episode 4

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 29 August 2013

by Beatrice Colin

A new look at the story of Bonnie and Clyde. The True Story of Bonnie Parker uses historical sources to illustrate how a series of often disastrous decisions led the former waitress from Cement City to end up as one of America's most wanted criminals. It reveals how the press first celebrated and then reviled Bonnie Parker as her notoriety grew. Even during their lifetimes, the depiction of the couple in the press was at considerable odds with the reality of their life on the road. But most of all, this is about a doomed love affair, a twentieth century Romeo and Juliet, with guns.

Bonnie is recovering after the car accident. The Barrow Gang run to Oklahoma and hole up at the Red Crown Tavern. But the law is closing in on them.

Other parts played by Liam Brennan and James Anthony Pearson.

Produced and directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.


Melody Grove
Finn den Hertog
Robin Laing
Rosalind Sydney
Liam Brennan
James Anthony Pearson
Gaynor MacFarlane
Gaynor MacFarlane
Beatrice Colin


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