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Episode 5

Jeremy Dein and Sasha Wass re-examine a story of love, infidelity and murder - the case of Edith Thompson, sentenced to hang following the death of her husband in 1922.

Barristers Jeremy Dein and Sasha Wass reassess a tragic case of love, infidelity, and murder - the conviction and execution of Edith Thompson.

Ilford, 1922 - Edith Thompson and her lover are convicted of the brutal murder of her husband Percy. A product of an unhappy marriage, Edith began an affair with Freddy Bywaters, a relationship which would end with their joint conviction for murder and ultimately their executions.

However, now in 2017 Edith's cousin Nicki has questions about how safe the original conviction of Edith was. How much did she really know about her husband's brutal murder at the hands of Freddy? Did Edith's infidelity influence the minds of the 1920s judge and jury? Can Jeremy and Sasha uncover crucial new evidence to clear Edith nearly 100 years later?

44 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sasha Wass
Presenter Jeremy Dein
Production Manager Kath Shannon
Series Producer Simon Cooper
Producer Lorna Hartnett
Production Company Chalkboard TV

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