Friday, December 19, 2008


It was an open and shut case when the world of Myra Hindley was discovered - charged along with her boyfriend for killing many young girls in the moors. Lord Longford was a Labour minister, a human rights campaigner & prison reform, who believed that that Ms. Hindley was innocent and that she was coerced into these acts by her boyfriend. He risks his reputation by taking on public opinion believing that she was innocent and campaigning for her release. But it was a doomed initiative, as years later Ms. Hindley admitted that she was in it from the beginning. The picture demonstrates the ignominy that Lord Longford had to live with right through and after this campaign. Samantha Morton does a good job as Ms. Hindley - but where is she these days?

Rating: * * +

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