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The Other Victorians

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

A ten-part series examining the hidden and darker aspects of Victorian life.
8: Who was Jack the Ripper? bv MICHELL RAPER
Compiled and introduced by MICHELL RAPER with the voices of BETTY BASKCOMB
DOUGLAS BLACKWELL. GERALD CROSS WILLIAM EEDLE. MARTIN FRIEND
OLWEN GRIFFITHS , LESLIE HERITAGE JOHN RUDDOCK , LEWIS STRINGER and MANNING WILSON
The series of gruesome murders committed by an unidentified psychopath in 1888 is perhaps the most notorious crime in British legal history. Among its most sensational features was the persistent rumour that the murderer was a highly placed aristocrat shielded by the police: and recently, and most sensationally of all. that he was the Duke of Clarence. eldest son of the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII , and therefore eventual heir to the English throne. When this unhappy Prince died in 1892 there was a well-orchestrated outpouring of grief: Hope of a people's heart - your promised king - and mine, .wrote Alfred Austin. But could he really have been Jack the Ripper? Producer HALLAM TENNYSON

Contributors

Unknown:
Michell Raper
Introduced By:
Michell Raper
Unknown:
Betty Baskcomb
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Douglas Blackwell.
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William Eedle.
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Olwen Griffiths
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Leslie Heritage
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John Ruddock
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Lewis Stringer
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Manning Wilson
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Edward Vii
Producer:
Hallam Tennyson

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