Following in his father’s footsteps, Albert Pierrepoint becomes one of Britain’s most prolific executioners, hiding his identity by working as a grocery deliveryman. But his ambition to be the best inadvertently exposes his gruesome secret.
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The anatomy of a series of executions. Quotes: "A professional job, well done"; "She paid the price, she's innocent now"; "Seven and a half seconds that's a record"; "I don't mind telling you there is no better man in the country". Albert Pierrepoint is doing the abnormal in a very normal, efficient and "compassionate" way. Timothy Spall in his best role. Fascinating and terrifying at the same time. Dreadful.