A Very British Murder

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Health-Medical, History Documentary hosted by Lucy Worsley, published by BBC in 2014 - English narration

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A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley Historian Lucy Worsley has a high old time, creeping around dark corridors with a flickering candle and later dressing as a condemned killer at the Old Bailey as she wonders why the British are so obsessed by a “good murder”..

[edit] The New Taste for Blood

An examination of the dark history behind Britain's fascination with murder. In the first edition, historian and curator Lucy Worsley explores how notorious killings were transformed into popular entertainment in the first half of the 19th century.

[edit] Detection Most Ingenious

In the second programme, the historian explores how science and detection influenced the popular culture of murder during Victorian times. Writers including Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins were fascinated by grisly crimes, and the literary genre that came out of it captured the imagination of readers. The presenter also reveals that when Jack the Ripper began his reign of terror in London at the same time Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published; the idea of the serial killer was introduced to the British public.

[edit] The Golden Age

The historian tells the story of one of the first high-profile killers - Dr Crippen, who was hanged in 1910 for poisoning and dismembering his wife - before turning her attention to the interwar period, when detective fiction reached the peak of its popularity at the hands of authors Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers. After undergoing the elaborate initiation ceremony of the Detection Club, which was set up by a group of British writers in 1930, Lucy considers how Alfred Hitchcock's films and Graham Greene's books eclipsed the traditional murder-mystery story in the depiction of homicide.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 2503 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Video Resolution: 1280x720
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 Kbps ABR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 59mins
  • Framerate: 25 FPS
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: average 1.09 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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