The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story: Season 1
Actors: Gillian Pachter
Genres: Crime, Documentary, Legal
Release Year: 2018
Duration: 60 minutes
Synopsis: Series in which film-maker Gillian Pachter re-examines the Ruth Ellis case. In July 1955, Ruth was the last woman to be hanged in Britain for the murder of her lover David Blakely. It is a case that shocked the nation and has its place in ushering in the defence of diminished responsibility and the eventual abolishment of capital punishment. Gillian wants to find out why, in such a seemingly open-and-shut case, it still divides opinion on whether Ruth got the justice she deserved.