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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 3: Reg

Summary

After the strain of Timothy Evans' trial, Christie finds it increasingly difficult to maintain the charade. As his marriage breaks down he embarks upon a course of action that finally reveals his true nature to the world. Fact-based drama, starring Tim Roth, Samantha Morton, Nico Mirallegro and Jodie Comer

Review

The sheer grinding grimness of Rillington Place continues. Don’t let it put you off, though, if only for an extraordinary performance by Tim Roth as John Christie, real-life infamous murderer of women. The final episode opens with a Christie neighbour in that squalid, fetid house discovering bodies pushed behind the walls.

Then we flash back to the trial of Timothy Evans at which Christie, the real killer, is witness for the prosecution. It’s a tour de force from Roth, who drips wounded self-importance as he peers through those owlish glasses.

But make no mistake, Christie is a monster and we are spared little as that benign mask of genial bafflement vanishes before our eyes when he kills and kills and kills.

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Credits

Cast

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Reg ChristieTim Roth
Ethel ChristieSamantha Morton
Tim EvansNico Mirallegro
Beryl EvansJodie Comer
Beresford BrownKevin Mathurin
Mrs ProbertEiry Thomas
Detective Chief InspectorGilly Gilchrist
Christmas HumphriesSandy Welch
Malcolm NorrisJustin Salinger
Mr Justice LewisWilliam Hoyland
Dr OdessTimothy Bentinck
HarryChristopher Hatherall
JaniceSonya Cassidy
Mrs DawesLisa Ellis
Dr PetitSagar Arya
HectorinaErin Armstrong
AlexToby Wharton
RitaHelen Mallon
PC EverlyBryan Parry
PC LedgerConor McCarry
DCI GriffinJohn Hodginson
Prison WardenRobert Whitelock
ChaplainSean Campion
JudgeRichard Addison
PierrepointJohn Paul Hurley

Crew

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WriterTracey Malone
WriterEd Whitmore
ProducerSharon Bloom
DirectorCraig Viveiros
UnknownPhillippa Giles

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  • Episode 3

    Reg

    Summary

    After the strain of Timothy Evans' trial, Christie finds it increasingly difficult to maintain the charade. As his marriage breaks down he embarks upon a course of action that finally reveals his true nature to the world. Fact-based drama, starring Tim Roth, Samantha Morton, Nico Mirallegro and Jodie Comer

    Review

    The sheer grinding grimness of Rillington Place continues. Don’t let it put you off, though, if only for an extraordinary performance by Tim Roth as John Christie, real-life infamous murderer of women. The final episode opens with a Christie neighbour in that squalid, fetid house discovering bodies pushed behind the walls.

    Then we flash back to the trial of Timothy Evans at which Christie, the real killer, is witness for the prosecution. It’s a tour de force from Roth, who drips wounded self-importance as he peers through those owlish glasses.

    But make no mistake, Christie is a monster and we are spared little as that benign mask of genial bafflement vanishes before our eyes when he kills and kills and kills.

    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

    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Reg ChristieTim Roth
    Ethel ChristieSamantha Morton
    Tim EvansNico Mirallegro
    Beryl EvansJodie Comer
    Beresford BrownKevin Mathurin
    Mrs ProbertEiry Thomas
    Detective Chief InspectorGilly Gilchrist
    Christmas HumphriesSandy Welch
    Malcolm NorrisJustin Salinger
    Mr Justice LewisWilliam Hoyland
    Dr OdessTimothy Bentinck
    HarryChristopher Hatherall
    JaniceSonya Cassidy
    Mrs DawesLisa Ellis
    Dr PetitSagar Arya
    HectorinaErin Armstrong
    AlexToby Wharton
    RitaHelen Mallon
    PC EverlyBryan Parry
    PC LedgerConor McCarry
    DCI GriffinJohn Hodginson
    Prison WardenRobert Whitelock
    ChaplainSean Campion
    JudgeRichard Addison
    PierrepointJohn Paul Hurley

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterTracey Malone
    WriterEd Whitmore
    ProducerSharon Bloom
    DirectorCraig Viveiros
    UnknownPhillippa Giles
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