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Reconstructions of famous trials chosen by Lord Birkett who contributes a postscript
4-The Trial of Dr. Lamson
The Old Bailey-March 1882
Dr. Lamson was charged with the murder of his nephew Percy Malcolm John, a seventeen-year-old crippled schoolboy, by administering aconitinea vegetable alkaloid about which little was known. The case is remarkable for several reasons, not least for the courage shown by the expert medical witnesses for the Crown during experiments carried out to establish the poison used.
Script by Jenifer Wayne
Production by Joe Burroughs


Unknown: Percy Malcolm
Script By: Jenifer Wayne
Production By: Joe Burroughs
Dr Lamson: Derek Birch
The Solicitor-General: William Fox
Montague Williams, Q C: James McKechnie
Dr Stevenson: Carleton Hobbs
Mr Bedbrook: Ivan Samson
Mrs Bowles: Marjorie Westbury
Mr Justice Hawkins: Laidman Browne
Narrator: Edward Ward

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