Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues

Rogues' Gallery

Series 1 - Episode 3 Rogues' Gallery

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Summary

Sam Willis concludes his exploration of the criminal underworld of the 17th and 18th centuries by looking at urban crime, fraud and corruption, uncovering a fascinating rogues' gallery of villains. He examines the case of thief and serial escaper Jack Sheppard, who was so notorious that almost a quarter of a million people turned up to witness his hanging, while fraudster Mary Toft managed to convince George I's surgeon that she had given birth to rabbits. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Sam Willis
Director Gerry Dawson
Producer Gerry Dawson
Series Producer William Naylor
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