Famous Murder Trials from the Old Bailey – Episode 2

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Famous Murder Trials from the Old Bailey

With bestselling true crime author, Thomas Grant QC


Episode 2 – Ruth Ellis

In 1955, Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in England following her conviction for the murder of her lover. True crime author, Thomas Grant QC talks to Olly Jarvis about the case, extraordinary events during the trial, whether she was truly guilty of murder and the facts the jury were never told.


Over the past century, Court Number One at the Old Bailey in London has played host to numerous cause celebres and gruesome murders, occasionally defining society’s changing values and the evolution of the criminal law.

In this series of podcasts, true crime author, Thomas Grant QC discusses some of those cases with criminal barrister and writer, Olly Jarvis.

Thomas Grant QC

Thomas Grant QC is a practising barrister and author. He lives in Sussex and London.

In his book Court Number One, The Old Bailey Trials That Defined Modern Britain, bestselling true crime author and barrister, Gran explores some of the most important cases over the decades that were tried in this iconic courtroom.

Click here to see The Crime Hub’s review of his book.

You can listen to his first interview on the Camden Town murder of 1907 here.  

His first book, Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories was a Sunday Times bestseller.


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