Maiden Tribute, The

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SP20051022By Tilly Black.|A dramatised account of the sensational 1885 Old Bailey trial which followed campaigning journalist and newspaper editor William Thomas Stead's procurement of a 13-year-old girl for the purposes of prostitution - a perverse and amazingly successful media stunt enacted to highlight the plight of working-class children sold into vice, and to raise the legal age of consent.|Eliza Armstrong....Finty Williams|Young Eliza....Hannah Bates|William Stead....John Telfer|Rebecca Jarrett....Jacqueline Tong|Prosecution Barrister....David Collins|Defence Barrister....Jimmy Yuill|Mrs Armstrong....Suzanna Hamilton|Mr Armstrong....Bill Wallis|Judge....Paul Nicholson|Produced and directed by Sara Davies