Timeshift - Series 10, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

Crime and Punishment - The Story of Capital Punishment

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Timeshift digs into the archive to trace the extraordinary story of the ultimate sanction. At the beginning of the 19th century you could still be hanged in Britain for offences such as stealing a sheep or shooting a rabbit. Even children as young as seven were sent to the gallows. The last hanging in this country took place as recently as 1964.

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