Tales from the Old Bailey – the grave robber (dramatisation)
A historic trial dramatised from the Old Bailey archives explores the case of the grave robber from 1843. A grave is found disturbed and the bones have been dug up. In the ensuing trial a young surgeon and his father, a vicar, are accused of body-snatching – stealing a body from a grave. As the case continues, the father has an alibi, but the clues against his son mount up. We discover what really happened through witness testimony. The case is played out in the court room with dramatic flashbacks to illustrate the crime. The court reporter sets the scene and offers insight and context.