Life Assurance

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SP20050219

By Chrissie Gittins

The Black Widows of LIVERPOOL caused a national sensation in 1884.

Catherine Flanagan and her sister Margaret Higgins were front pages news, there were questions in Parliament, and their images were in Madame Tussaud's.

So how did these ordinary women come to accept murder at the heart of their community?

Catherine Flanagan....Sorcha Cusack

Ellen Flanagan....Gillian Kearney

Mrs Hoare....Jan Ravens

Margaret Higgins....Anny Tobin

Thomas Higgins....Stephen Hogan

Patrick Jennings....Nicholas Boulton

Inspector Keighley....Robert Hastie

Dr Whitford....Hugh Dickson

Mrs Stanton....Susan Jameson

Directed by Claire Grove