In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston) falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig (Paul Reynolds), a teenager with a fondness for American gangster movies. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment.
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The shocking story of an unbelievable miscarriage of justice.
Did You Know?
Prior to his execution, Bentley is wearing a tie, which hangman Pierrepoint removes. British protocol was that the condemned would be given their own clothes to wear on the morning of execution, but NOT a collar (they were detachable back then) and definitely NOT a tie. See more
I went National Service Medical yesterday.
They said I was sub normal.
You ain't sub normal, Del- you ain't normal, but you ain't sub normal.
Version of To Encourage the Others
You Belong to Me
Composed by Pee Wee King
, Chilton Price
, Redd Stewart
Performed by Jo Stafford See more