Dick Turpin steps out of the shadows as a housebreaker for the Essex Gang and takes to the highways, terrorising travellers on the roads around London, unleashing a crime spree that puts his name on the nations’ lips.
The notorious highwayman will stop at nothing to stay one step ahead of the law – even cold-blooded murder. So how is it that this villain is still remembered as the romantic ‘Gentleman of the Road’? We continue to unravel the dark truth that lurks beneath the popular myth.
A Noiser production, written by Danny Marshall. With thanks to James Sharpe, Professor Emeritus at the University of York, and author of Dick Turpin: The Myth of the English Highwayman.
This is Part 2 of 3.
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