John Mortimer Presents Sensational British Trials

John Mortimer presents a six-part series dramatising true crimes and trials that shocked the nation.

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01The Case Of The Fire In Room 661997111220040527 (BBC7)
20060109 (BBC7)
20060110 (BBC7)

Sidney Henry Fox was a notorious con man, trickster and swindler, but did he kill his mother? With Simon Treves, Elizabeth Kelly, Stephen Thorne, Sean Baker, Jane Whittenshaw, Ioan Meredith, Sally Baxter, Gavin Muir, Don McCorkindale and Joe Dunlop.

02The Case Of The Deadly Nightcap1997111920040528 (BBC7)
20060110 (BBC7)
20060111 (BBC7)

dramatised by Michael Butt.

Glasgow society is shaken when the demure and beautiful Madeleine Smith is accused of killing her lover.

Starring Cara Kelly, Tony Osoba, Hilary Lyon, Christian Rodska, Kathleen McGoldrick, Simon Treves, Jane Whittenshaw, Frances Jeater, Joe Dunlop, Terence Edmond and Peter Kenny.

03The Case Of The Spinster's Hoard1997112620040531 (BBC7)
20060111 (BBC7)
20060112 (BBC7)

When an old woman is robbed and slaughtered, the police point to Oscar Slater as the culprit.

When an old woman is robbed and slaughtered, the police point to Jewish gambler Oscar Slater as the culprit.

When an old woman is robbed and brutally slaughtered, the police decide that a Jewish gambler is the culprit.

dramatised by Michael Butt.

Starring James Aubrey, Christian Rodska, Frances Jeater, Hilary Lyon, Simon Treves, Joe Dunlop, Peter Kenny, Philip Barnes and Don McCorkindale.

Christian Rodska, Kathleen McGoldrick, Simon Treves, Jane Whittenshaw, Frances Jeater, Joe Dunlop, Terence Edmond and Peter Kenny.

04The Case Of The Liverpool Poisoner1997120320040601 (BBC7)
20060112 (BBC7)
20060113 (BBC7)

The dramatic murder trial of Florence Maybrick; accused of poisoning her husband James in 1889.

4:`The Case of the Liverpool Poisoner', dramatised by Brian Sibley.

A woman is accused of poisoning her husband - but investigations reveal serious reasons for doubt.

Starring Sean Baker, Toni G Barry, Terence Edmond, Michael Cochrane, Stephen Thorne, Gavin Muir and Vincent Brimble.

Christian Rodska, Kathleen McGoldrick, Simon Treves, Jane Whittenshaw, Frances Jeater, Joe Dunlop, Terence Edmond and Peter Kenny.

05The Case Of The Dandelion Killer1997121020040602 (BBC7)
20060113 (BBC7)
20060114 (BBC7)

The dramatic murder trial of solicitor Herbert Armstrong - accused of murdering his wife by poisoning her.

dramatised by Michael Butt.

Herbert Armstrong's enemies have a tendency to show signs of poisoning.

Starring James Aubrey, Frances Jeater, Ioan Meredith, Terence Edmond, Arbel Jones, Vincent Brimble, Gavin Muir and Tony Osoba.

Christian Rodska, Kathleen McGoldrick, Simon Treves, Jane Whittenshaw, Frances Jeater, Joe Dunlop, Terence Edmond and Peter Kenny.

06The Case Of The Villa Madeira1997121720040603 (BBC7)
20060116 (BBC7)
20060117 (BBC7)

Did a young wife kill her older husband whilst conducting an affair behind his back? It's a far from clear cut case.

Did a young wife kill her older husband whilst conducting an affair behind his back? It's far from a clear cut case.

John Mortimer presents the last of a six-part series dramatising true crimes and trials that shocked the nation.

`The Case of the Villa Madeira', dramatised by John Taylor.

Soon after Alma Rattenbury takes a young lover, her husband is found with his skull shattered.

Starring Buffy Davis, Tom Bevan, Sally Baxter, Stephen Thorne, Sean Baker, Don McCorkindale and Vincent Brimble.

Christian Rodska, Kathleen McGoldrick, Simon Treves, Jane Whittenshaw, Frances Jeater, Joe Dunlop, Terence Edmond and Peter Kenny.