The 1960s was one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history. In London’s east end, Jude and Anna, two young lovers born in poverty, struggle to forge a worthwhile future. Jude Croaker’s mother had always told him that his father was a Lord, the Marquess of Melchester. Jude and Anna’s discovery of who his father is leads them both into dishonesty and deceit.
Blackmail and death thwart their attempts to lift themselves out of poverty. Anna’s fate depends upon the actions of the United Kingdom government.
A sensational murder trial at the Old Bailey results in the death penalty by hanging.
Can the ‘Abolition of Capital Punishment Act 1965’, prevent an execution taking place?
Redemption arrives from an old adversary of the Marquess.