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The Gadbury Sisters

The story of three pickpocketing sisters raised in 1830s Shoreditch, in the heart of London's criminal underworld, as told by their descendants.

The story of three pickpocketing sisters raised in 1830s Shoreditch, in the heart of London's criminal underworld, and how two of them were banished to England's 'thief colony.'

Among the girls' Australian descendants are two Supreme Court judges and a government premier, and the descendants of the sister left behind in England are a bin man and a window cleaner. The incredible true story of the Gadbury girls and the generations that followed them is told by their descendants.

58 minutes

Last on

Thu 18 Jul 2019 23:40

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  • 00:28

    Philip Glass

    Glassworks III: Islands

    Conductor: Michael Riesman. Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble.
  • 00:43

    Nils Frahm

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Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Ruth Shurman
Director Joseph Bullman
Series Producer Joseph Bullman

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