London Road

Synopsis: London Road documents the events of 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. When a local resident was charged and then convicted of the murders, the community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicentre of this tragedy.
Director(s): Rufus Norris
Production: BBC Worldwide North America
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.3
Metacritic:
71
Rotten Tomatoes:
76%
TV-14
Year:
2015
91 min
109 Views

Come here.

We can talk better there.

I don't mind giving interviews and things

like that. That doesn't bother me at all.

Erm... there's quite a few people

that I know that wouldn't, but I said,

"If you don't get

your point of view across,

"they label us something that we're not. "

Yes, so, erm... Yes.

Well, I don't know

if I can help you at all, but...

Can I get you a drink?

Erm, I've got orange juice or...

A cup of tea I'd like.

Or... What have we got?

Orange juice or...

- Cranberry juice?

- Cranberry juice. Yes?

It's light.

Please sit down.

- Gotta go cos me pie's going.

- Yeah, OK. Yeah.

- Yeah, because I'm, I'm cooking.

- Come talk to me.

We're expecting people.

OK. Ask away.

'Hello. Welcome to Suffolk Today.

'The nightmare gets worse.

'Two more bodies discovered by police

'investigating

the killings of prostitutes in Suffolk,

'bringing the total to five.

'Well, let's go back now

to Simon Newton live in Ipswich. '

'This is an investigation

that's changing by the hour.

'We have five women found dead

in the space of ten days

'and two more bodies

found here this morning.

'So we have

more than one method of killing.

'So the question today, really, does

this mean there's more than one killer?'

'The manhunt for the

multiple murderer enters a new phase.

'The feelings of vulnerability

are not helped

'by the knowledge of whoever

carried this murdering spree

'is still free to attack again.

'This huge investigation

has had a profound impact.

'Experts say it could haunt this place

'with traditionally low levels of crime

for a long time. '

'Simon, what's

the atmosphere like there right now?

'Well, I think there's generally

A sense of disbelief across this town

'And also a great sense of sadness

'I've lived in this town

For several years

'And there is an eerie air

Hanging over it

'Though this town itself

Will bounce back

'It can only do that

When this killer is caught

'And today the answer to that

May lie in Ipswich itself

'Back to you'

'Police stop and question drivers

'In the red-light district

'Officers still trying

To trace the last movements

'Of the five murdered prostitutes

'There are now more

Than 350 police officers from 31 forces

'As far afield as Northern Ireland

Working on this case...

'Experts say it could haunt this place

With traditionally low levels of crime...

'Northern Ireland

There are now more than 350...

'... the method of killing...

- 'Ipswich Ripper'

- 'The Ipswich Ripper'

- 'Ripper'

- 'Ripper'

Everyone is very, very nervous

Erm, and very unsure of everything

It was sort of six years ago

when Portman Road

started expanding its football team.

And a new stadium went up that...

That prostitutes seemed

to come up this way.

We had reported the prostitutes.

I confronted one. "Get out of my road!

I'll call the police!"

- Well, I...

- She said, "Call the police. " And I did.

Their whole attitude with us...

...makes it really hard for me

to have much sympathy

for, you know, what happened.

We had a girl at the bottom of me drive.

She's in the car.

She said, "Do you mind

sort of moving off?" I said, "Just... "

I swore at her, I admit.

Anyway, saying, like,

"If you keep on at me,

"I'm gonna sort of get my pimp

to burn your house down. "

I know what you're up to. If I see you

here again, I'm gonna call the police.

It was... it was absolutely awful.

They wrecked...

wrecked our, my evenings.

You know, they're on my streets.

You know, my children are out at night.

I've got, I've got a teenage girl.

I've got, I've got a 14-year old.

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Alecky Blythe

Alecky Blythe is a British playwright and screenwriter. She has written several plays, including the acclaimed 2011 musical London Road.Her first play Come Out Eli won a Time Out Award. The Girlfriend Experience premiered at the Royal Court and then transferred to the Young Vic in 2009. Do We Look Like Refugees? won a Fringe First Award at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival. London Road opened at the National Theatre-Cottesloe in 2011 to widespread acclaim. It was named Best Musical at the Critics' Circle Awards and transferred to the National's larger Olivier stage in 2012. Her newest play Have I Been All My Life? opened at the New Vic Theatre in April 2012. In other work, Blythe took part in Headlong Theatre's production of Decade at St Katherine's Docks. She wrote and co-directed a BBC2 documentary on the London riots. She is also working on a film script. Blythe is best known for her pioneering work in verbatim theatre. Her theatre company Recorded Delivery was set up in 2003 to advance this branch of theatre. more…

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