11 episodes

Lucy Worsley investigates the crimes of Victorian women from a contemporary, feminist perspective.

Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley BBC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

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Lucy Worsley investigates the crimes of Victorian women from a contemporary, feminist perspective.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    10. Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know

    10. Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know

    This bonus episode is an exclusive to BBC Podcasts Premium subscribers.

    Lucy Worsley and Dr Rosalind Crone look back at the final four episodes and ask, what made these four women take such extraordinary actions to solve their problems?

    9. Hannah Mary Tabbs

    9. Hannah Mary Tabbs

    Lucy Worsley investigates African-American woman, Hannah Mary Tabbs, arrested after the discovery of a disembodied torso. Was she a brutal murderer or a woman living life on her own terms?

    8. Esther Lack

    8. Esther Lack

    Lucy Worsley investigates Victorian murderess Esther Lack and asks whether she is a cold-blooded child killer, or a loving mother driven to desperation by poverty and ill health

    7. Mary Ann Cotton

    7. Mary Ann Cotton

    Lucy Worsley investigates Britain’s first female serial killer, asking how did she get away with it for so long

    6. Amelia Dyer

    6. Amelia Dyer

    Lucy Worsley and a former Met police detective investigate a baby farmer accused of killing the hundreds of children entrusted to her care by desperate mothers in Victorian England

    5. Getting Away With It

    5. Getting Away With It

    This bonus episode is an exclusive to BBC Podcasts Premium subscribers.

    Lucy Worsley and Dr Rosalind Crone look back at the first four episodes and ask, did they get away with murder?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

angrylf ,

Lizzie Borden

Good episode - but I wish Lucy would do a full season on this crime - so much fascinating social context to be explored like race, class, sex roles, sexuality, economics…. BBC should do a tv series about it and I’m sure it would be a hit.

PhDoubleDs ,

Educational, entertaining, engaging!

No surprises-this podcast is just as informative and addictive as everything else Lucy Worsley touches. I’m only upset there aren’t more because I flew through all episodes. She included a diverse set of expert guests to weigh in on each and provides unique details and considerations for each lady killer and the time she lived. If you are interested in criminology and/or mental health, this is for you! Maybe add an Australian episode?

3510yogi ,

Very Enjoyable

The perfect combination of history and true crime, interviews and dramatizations.

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