The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

Drama. 4f, 1m. 1950s. Various interior/exterior settings (simple)

A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, she works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. Ruth then meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame comes – but not in the way she imagines.

Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? Who is she trying to protect?

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