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Rillington Place

  • 2016
  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Drama
  • Crime/detective

Summary

A tense thriller exploring the real life crimes of serial-killer John Reginald Christie.

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Episode 2: Tim

Summary

When newlyweds Tim and Beryl move into 10 Rillington Place, they are befriended by their older neighbours, Reg and Ethel Christie. As time passes and their relationship hits a rough patch, Reg's interest and influence over the couple takes a much more sinister turn. Drama, starring Tim Roth and Samantha Morton

Review

John Christie stands on the threshold of a room where he has committed unspeakable horrors. “Oh dear, dear, dear,” he simpers, with monstrous understatement.

Tim Roth is brilliant as Christie, manipulating a sweet, dreadfully naive young married couple who move in upstairs at squalid 10 Rillington Place. Tim and Beryl Evans (heartbreaking Nico Mirallegro and Jodie Comer) are two bruised innocents struggling with money and illiterate Tim’s compulsion to tell lies.

They have a baby daughter, Geraldine, but when Beryl becomes pregnant for a second time, she knows they won’t be able to cope. Christie, whose malign presence suffocates that awful house, watches, listens and waits, preparing to make his move: “I have helped couples in a similar situation, Tim.”

What follows led to an infamous miscarriage of justice and Mirallegro is so good you’ll want to shout at him not to listen. But he does, and his world collapses.

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Details

Released on
2016-12-06
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Reg ChristieTim Roth
Ethel ChristieSamantha Morton
Tim EvansNico Mirallegro
Beryl EvansJodie Comer
Detective Chief InspectorGilly Gilchrist
Lancaster ReceptionistBobby Rainsbury
AdlerGlyn Grimstead
Mrs ProbertEiry Thomas
Lucy EndecottPearl Appleby
VioletNia Roberts
CorneliusAlun Raglan
DS GoughRhys AP William

Crew

rolename
WriterTracey Malone
WriterEd Whitmore
ProducerSharon Bloom
DirectorCraig Viveiros
UnknownPhillippa Giles

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  • Summary

    When newlyweds Tim and Beryl move into 10 Rillington Place, they are befriended by their older neighbours, Reg and Ethel Christie. As time passes and their relationship hits a rough patch, Reg's interest and influence over the couple takes a much more sinister turn. Drama, starring Tim Roth and Samantha Morton

    Review

    John Christie stands on the threshold of a room where he has committed unspeakable horrors. “Oh dear, dear, dear,” he simpers, with monstrous understatement.

    Tim Roth is brilliant as Christie, manipulating a sweet, dreadfully naive young married couple who move in upstairs at squalid 10 Rillington Place. Tim and Beryl Evans (heartbreaking Nico Mirallegro and Jodie Comer) are two bruised innocents struggling with money and illiterate Tim’s compulsion to tell lies.

    They have a baby daughter, Geraldine, but when Beryl becomes pregnant for a second time, she knows they won’t be able to cope. Christie, whose malign presence suffocates that awful house, watches, listens and waits, preparing to make his move: “I have helped couples in a similar situation, Tim.”

    What follows led to an infamous miscarriage of justice and Mirallegro is so good you’ll want to shout at him not to listen. But he does, and his world collapses.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2016-12-06
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Reg ChristieTim Roth
    Ethel ChristieSamantha Morton
    Tim EvansNico Mirallegro
    Beryl EvansJodie Comer
    Detective Chief InspectorGilly Gilchrist
    Lancaster ReceptionistBobby Rainsbury
    AdlerGlyn Grimstead
    Mrs ProbertEiry Thomas
    Lucy EndecottPearl Appleby
    VioletNia Roberts
    CorneliusAlun Raglan
    DS GoughRhys AP William

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterTracey Malone
    WriterEd Whitmore
    ProducerSharon Bloom
    DirectorCraig Viveiros
    UnknownPhillippa Giles
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