By Chrissie Gittins
The Black Widows of LIVERPOOL caused a national sensation in 1884.
Catherine Flanagan and her sister Margaret Higgins were front pages news, there were questions in Parliament, and their images were in Madame Tussaud's.
So how did these ordinary women come to accept murder at the heart of their community?
Catherine Flanagan....Sorcha Cusack
Ellen Flanagan....Gillian Kearney
Mrs Hoare....Jan Ravens
Margaret Higgins....Anny Tobin
Thomas Higgins....Stephen Hogan
Patrick Jennings....Nicholas Boulton
Inspector Keighley....Robert Hastie
Dr Whitford....Hugh Dickson
Mrs Stanton....Susan Jameson
Directed by Claire Grove