In a play drawn from his non-fiction book of the same name, David Yallop combines dramatic reconstruction with direct documentary address to detail the miscarriage of justice which led to the hanging of Derek Bentley in 1953.
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Generally compelling account of this damning miscarriage of so-called justice. The eggs are certainly not in one basket with a pleasing mix of courtroom examination, narrated exposition and, finally, harrowing human drama. The then contemporary coda provides a neat reminder that things never change.
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