Old Bailey

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19700104]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

1: Rex v Lieut Malcolm: 1917 Lt Malcolm came home on leave from the Western Front to find he had reason to suppose his wife unfaithful. He admitted shooting her lover and was tried for murder. Sir John Simon 's defence was masterly.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Sir John Simon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700104]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

1: Rex v Lieut Malcolm: 1917 Lt Malcolm came home on leave from the Western Front to find he had reason to suppose his wife unfaithful. He admitted shooting her lover and was tried for murder. Sir John Simon 's defence was masterly.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Sir John Simon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700111]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

2: Rex v Pemberton Billing : 1918

An article in Pemberton Billing's journal The Vigilante commenting on a forthcoming performance by Maud Allan in Oscar Wilde's play Salome led to a prosecution for criminal libel and unprecedented scenes as the accused conducted his own defence.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Maud Allan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700111]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

2: Rex v Pemberton Billing : 1918

An article in Pemberton Billing's journal The Vigilante commenting on a forthcoming performance by Maud Allan in Oscar Wilde's play Salome led to a prosecution for criminal libel and unprecedented scenes as the accused conducted his own defence.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Maud Allan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700118]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

3: Rex v George Joseph Smith 1915

Famous as ' The Brides in the Bath' murder case. the trial of George Joseph Smith showed Marshall Hall at the height of his powers in an impossible task.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: George Joseph Smith

Unknown: Marshall Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700118]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

3: Rex v George Joseph Smith 1915

Famous as ' The Brides in the Bath' murder case. the trial of George Joseph Smith showed Marshall Hall at the height of his powers in an impossible task.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: George Joseph Smith

Unknown: Marshall Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700125]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

4: Repina v The Stauntons and Alice Rhodes , 1877

The four accused were charged with the murder by starvation of Harriet Staunton. They were all found guilty, but there was a sensational sequel.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Alice Rhodes

Unknown: Harriet Staunton.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700125]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

4: Repina v The Stauntons and Alice Rhodes , 1877

The four accused were charged with the murder by starvation of Harriet Staunton. They were all found guilty, but there was a sensational sequel.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Alice Rhodes

Unknown: Harriet Staunton.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700201]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

5: Regina v Franz Muller , 1864 Franz Muller was brought back from the USA to face a charge of murdering a passenger on a London suburban train. The chief evidence against him was a hat found in a bloodstained compartment of the train.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Franz Muller

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700201]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

5: Regina v Franz Muller , 1864 Franz Muller was brought back from the USA to face a charge of murdering a passenger on a London suburban train. The chief evidence against him was a hat found in a bloodstained compartment of the train.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Franz Muller

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700208]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

6: Rex v Alexander Mason , 1923 Mason was charged with the murder of a taxi-driver. His defence was to accuse the chief witness for the prosecution. A ruthless cross-examination by Sir Richard Muir secured a conviction, but there was an aftermath.

The series produced by JOE BURROUGHS

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Alexander Mason

Unknown: Sir Richard Muir

Produced By: Joe Burroughs

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700208]

Six famous trials heard in the Central Criminal Court selected and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten

6: Rex v Alexander Mason , 1923 Mason was charged with the murder of a taxi-driver. His defence was to accuse the chief witness for the prosecution. A ruthless cross-examination by Sir Richard Muir secured a conviction, but there was an aftermath.

The series produced by JOE BURROUGHS

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Alexander Mason

Unknown: Sir Richard Muir

Produced By: Joe Burroughs