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John Forsyth

I Swear by Almighty God

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Thomas Ogilvie died at his home in East Milne, Glen Isla in 1765. It was alleged his wife, Catherine Nairn and his brother Patrick may have conspired to murder him by poisoning. This 1997 programme, narrated by Donald Findlay QC, explored the safety of the conviction - there was another brother and female companion lurking suspiciously in the background - and also traced the evolution over the centuries of the accused's right to silence in a criminal trial. Safe or not, Patrick was hanged on November 13th 1765. Catherine somehow escaped Edinburgh, Scotland and the noose.