BBC One has announced the three-part drama series “Rillington Place” which Bandit Television and Endemol Shine Group will produce. The story is based on a series of murders that took place in the 1940s and 50s in London’s Notting Hill area at the infamous No. 10 building on the titular street.
The series unfolds from the viewpoints of three key players – the multiple murderer John Christie, his wife Ethel, and their neighbor Timothy Evans. John murdered at least eight women and was hanged, while Evans was hanged for the murders of his own wife and daughter.
It was later learned Christie killed Evans’ wife, Evans was granted a posthumous pardon in 1966 and that miscarriage of justice was said to have been a major contributor to the abolition of capital punishment in Britain.
Ed Whitmore and Tracey Malone are scripting, Craig Viveiros (“And Then There Were None”) is directing and filming begins at the end of March. The story was previously adapted by Richard Fleischer in 1971 as “10 Rillington Place” which starred Richard Attenborough, John Hurt and Judy Geeson.