Executioner Pierrepoint


This groundbreaking programme uncovers the amazing life of the UK’s most famous hangman Albert Pierrepoint. It charts his 24 year career and features some of the infamous and notorious criminals he lead to the gallows. Executioner Pierrepoint reveals for the first time ever on TV the exact number of people Albert executed and talks of a previously unknown visit to the grave of Ruth Ellis who he hanged in 1955 for the murder of her boyfriend. Just what was going through his mind after so many years in this macabre profession?