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In Conversation With An Acid Bath Murderer (Drama Showcase #3)

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In 1949, John George Haigh, the infamous 'Vampire killer', was hanged for the murder of at least six people. Join him in the hangman's cell as he tells you his story and invites you to relive the seduction, murder and disposal of three of his victims.

Nigel Fairs, whose great-grandfather put the shackles on Haigh in Lewes Prison, plays the charming murderer, with Louise Jam
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Published 2011 by Big Finish
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Jun 20, 2011 Wendy rated it liked it
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Nigel Fairs plays John George Haigh, one of the twentieth century's most infamous serial killers, who dissolved his victims' bodies in acid in the belief that a murder conviction was not possible in the absence of a body. The play is largely a monologue delivered by Haigh from his prison cell just before his execution, looking back on his life, although key scenes in his recollection are dramatized by a full cast.

It's certainly an acting tour-de-force by Fairs, who manages to portray Haigh as t
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Feb 22, 2014 D.S. Nelson rated it really liked it
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Nigel Fairs and cast do a brilliant job of this short drama. Based on fact, he unravels the mind of John Haigh, the infamous 'Acid bath murderer' of the 1940s. This is not for the faint hearted but will interest those who want to learn more about true crime or the sensationalisation of it.
Sep 22, 2014 Mel rated it really liked it
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It was quite strange to hear lovely Nigel Fairs as a serial killer. He did such a wonderful job being terribly creepy and genteel. The play was done very well as it gradually drew you in darker and darker. I'm not normally one for serial killer stories but this was done very well.
Richard Harrison
May 07, 2015 Richard Harrison rated it really liked it
That was a chilling way to start the morning. Great performances by Nigel Fairs, Louise Jameson and Richard Franklin. Extra-creepy when I realised it was based on a true story.
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Nigel Fairs is a voice actor, director and writer for Big Finish Productions. Although a contributor to the main Doctor Who and Bernice Summerfield lines, he is perhaps most associated with The Companion Chronicles. He was also involved with several BBV Productions audio stories.

In the 1980's he was heavily involved in the fan-produced stories made by Audio Visuals, where he starred as the Doctor'
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