Thrill Of Love, The [Drama]

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2016110520200112 (BBC7)
20200113 (BBC7)

Maxine Peake plays Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

Starring alongside a cast that includes Siobhan Finneran and Joe Armstrong, Amanda Whittington's hit stage transfer imagines the role played by the women close to Ruth during the months between Ruth's murder of her lover David Blakely and her subsequent death by hanging.

Framed with interviews and laced with the music of Billie Holiday, this is an intimate, evocative and thought provoking drama directed by Kate Chapman.

Writer Amanda Whittington
Director Kate Chapman
Producer Justine Potter
Executive Producer Melanie Harris
Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore
Music by Billie Holiday

A Savvy production for BBC Radio 4.

Maxine Peake as Ruth Ellis and Siobhan Finneran in Amanda Whittington's hit stage transfer

Drama from BBC Radio 4

20161105

Maxine Peake as Ruth Ellis and Siobhan Finneran in Amanda Whittington's hit stage transfer

Drama from BBC Radio 4

2016110520180630 (R4)

Maxine Peake plays Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

Amanda Whittington's hit stage transfer imagines the role played by the women close to Ruth during the months between Ruth's murder of her lover David Blakely and her subsequent death by hanging.

Framed with interviews and laced with the music of Billie Holiday, this is an intimate, evocative and thought provoking drama.

Ruth Ellis ...... Maxine Peake
Sylvia ...... Siobhan Finneran
Jack Gale ...... Joe Armstrong
Vickie Martin ...... Phoebe Dynevor
Doris Judd ...... Victoria Brazier
Home Secretary Gwilym Lloyd George ...... Alan Williams

Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore
Music: Billie Holiday

Director: Kate Chapman
Producer: Justine Potter
Executive Producer: Melanie Harris

A Savvy production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2016.

Maxine Peake as Ruth Ellis and Siobhan Finneran in Amanda Whittington's hit stage transfer

Drama from BBC Radio 4