Chrissie Gittins - Life Assurance
4 Extra Debut. The Black Widows of Liverpool who caused a national sensation in 1884. Murderous story starring Gillian Kearney.
The Black Widows of Liverpool caused a national sensation in 1884.
Catherine Flanagan and her sister Margaret Higgins, were front page news, there were questions in Parliament and their wax images were in Madame Tussaud's. So how did these ordinary women come to accept murder at the heart of their community?
Catherine Flanagan .... Sorcha Cusack
Ellen Flanagan .... Gillian Kearney
Mrs Hoare .... Jan Ravens
Margaret Higgins .... Anny Tobin
Thomas Higgins .... Stephen Hiogan
Patrick Jennings .... Nicholas Boulton
Inspector Keighley .... Robert Hastie
Dr Whitford .... Hugh Dickson
Mrs Stanton .... Susan Jameson
Written by Chrissie Gittins
Director: Claire Grove
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.