Rillington Place

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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.

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.

Cast & Crew

Reg Christie Tim Roth
Ethel Christie Samantha Morton
Tim Evans Nico Mirallegro
Beryl Evans Jodie Comer
Beresford Brown Kevin Mathurin
Mrs Probert Eiry Thomas
Detective Chief Inspector Gilly Gilchrist
Christmas Humphries Sandy Welch
Malcolm Norris Justin Salinger
Mr Justice Lewis William Hoyland
Dr Odess Timothy Bentinck
Harry Christopher Hatherall
Janice Sonya Cassidy
Mrs Dawes Lisa Ellis
Dr Petit Sagar Arya
Hectorina Erin Armstrong
Alex Toby Wharton
Rita Helen Mallon
PC Everly Bryan Parry
PC Ledger Conor McCarry
DCI Griffin John Hodginson
Prison Warden Robert Whitelock
Chaplain Sean Campion
Judge Richard Addison
Pierrepoint John Paul Hurley
Director Craig Viveiros
Executive Producer Phillippa Giles
Producer Sharon Bloom
Writer Tracey Malone
Writer Ed Whitmore
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