Rillington Place: The Story Of Serial Killer John Christie

Rillington Place, the new BBC drama about serial killer John Christie, starring Tim Roth (Lie To Me) and Samantha Morton (The Last Panthers), premieres Tuesday 29th November at 9pm on BBC One.

The three part drama written by Ed Whitmore (He Kills Coppers) and Tracey Malone (Born To Kill) stars Tim Roth as John Christie, who carried out multiple murders during the 1940s and 1950s at the infamous Notting Hill address where he lived with his wife, Ethel (Samantha Morton).

Newly-weds Timothy (Nico Mirallegro) and Beryl Evans (Jodie Comer) move into a neighbouring flat and fall prey to Christie’s influence, resulting in Timothy being hanged for a crime he did not commit. This miscarriage of justice contributed towards the abolition of capital punishment in Britain.

Presenting each episode from the separate viewpoints of Ethel, Timothy and Christie, writers Ed Whitmore and Tracey Malone drew on original source material in the National Archives, alongside new interviews with surviving relatives, to retrace the steps that led Timothy to be accused of murder whilst Christie went unchallenged until his arrest in 1953.