Face of evil

tim roth cuts a strik­ing im­age as se­rial killer John christie in new true-life BBC drama Rilling­ton Place

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Here are the first of­fi­cial shots from BBC1’S chill­ing up­com­ing drama Rilling­ton Place, based on the real-life mul­ti­ple mur­ders car­ried out by John Christie in

Lon­don’s Not­ting Hill in the 1940s and 1950s.

Tim Roth is snapped look­ing thor­oughly creepy as

Christie, who mur­dered at least eight women by stran­gling them in his flat. Sa­man­tha Mor­ton is also pic­tured as Christie’s wife, Ethel, who was among his vic­tims. The three-part drama opens with new­ly­weds Ti­mothy (Nico Mi­ral­le­gro) and Beryl Evans (Jodie Comer) mov­ing into a neigh­bour­ing flat be­fore they come un­der his ter­ri­ble spell. Ti­mothy is seen in hand­cuffs af­ter be­ing wrongly ar­rested for Christie’s crimes. He was later hanged and the mis­car­riage of jus­tice con­trib­uted to­wards the abo­li­tion of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment in Bri­tain.

‘This is a story you just can’t look away from: an un­likely se­rial killer who or­ches­trated a dev­as­tat­ing mis­car­riage of jus­tice,’ say Rilling­ton Place writ­ers Ed Whit­more and Tracey Malone.

Christie even­tu­ally con­fessed and was hanged on 15 July 1953.

liar: the real John christie wife ethel (sa­man­tha Mor­ton) is killed and evans (nico Mi­ral­le­gro) ar­rested

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