Tuesday 24 November, 10pm
London is a city with a gruesome history and murder is central to many of the capital’s most memorable stories. This four-part series, presented by Nicholas Day, explores a quartet of grizzly tales, beginning with the ‘Bermondsey Horror’. This was a case in 1849 that saw Marie Manning and her husband Frederick, convicted of killing Marie’s lover, Patrick O’Connor.
Charles Dickens was fascinated by the case. The novelist attended the double hanging of Marie and Frederick, and based Mademoiselle Hortense, Lady Dedlock’s maid in Bleak House, on Manning’s life.