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Hanged by the neck until dead!


I’ve just had the unsettling experience of seeing a friend plummet through the trapdoor of a scaffold. Fortunately, it was during the third episode of Death Comes to Pemberley. For those of you who watched the episode, he was the middle one of the unfortunate trio of condemned men waiting to take the drop with Mr Wickham.


Even though I knew it was a fake execution, it gave me quite a turn to see John waiting to die and I wondered how I’d like to take part in such a scene. Knowing myself as I do, I suspect that it would give me the worst possible nightmares. So, although part of me is envious not to have had the opportunity to work on such a fine drama – another friend was in it too – maybe I’m better off sipping ‘wine’ in The Woolpack.


28 December, 2013 - There are 2 comments on this story

  1. I can imagine how you felt. Your comment brought home to me the fact that in those bad old days, we really would have known those being hanged. And we’d very likely have been there watching, too. A chilling thought.

    Veronica Bright -

  2. Indeed it is. Next to being hanged myself, I’d rank in horror having to watch it happen to someone else.

    Maggie Cobbett -

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