Video: Brass Eye – Peter Sutcliffe The Musical

This sketch, imagining a West End song and dance version of the Yorkshire Ripper's life, was filmed for the controversial Chris Morris Channel 4 series Brass Eye in 1997. It caused a pretty big furore at the time, imagining that Sutcliffe had been allowed out of Broadmoor on day release for rehearsals to star in the show.

According to the info on this clip this sequence below was banned, but it looks pretty familiar to me. (update - some have suggested it did air at a later date or maybe appeared on DVD). I should imagine if it was made now everyone involved would be sent to the Tower and told they would never work in television again whether it was shown or not.

"Co-star Marion Blenny says he's a kind man with a sense of humour."

 

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