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New Radio Ballad: Pricilla Biggadike - the Musical

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Sooz 02 Jun 11 - 06:22 AM
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Subject: New Radio Ballad
From: Sooz
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 06:22 AM

There is a new radio ballad for Lincolnshire telling the story of Pricilla Biggadyke who was hung for the murder of her husband, a crime to which their lodger later confessed. The ballad features Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher and Winter Wilson amongst others.
Find it here
(The radio ballad is the first hour of the afternoon programme for Monday 30th, straight after the news which is on when the link starts.)


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Subject: RE: New Radio Ballad: story of Pricilla Biggadike
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 05:47 PM

There's more information at www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk (16 March 2011)


    Tragic story of wife hanged for a crime she did not commit to be turned into a musical

    HUNDREDS of people visiting Lincoln Castle walk past the grave of Priscilla Biggadike every day – but now her tragic story is set to become a musical.

    Priscilla was hanged at the castle in 1868 for the murder of husband Richard at their home in Stickney, near Boston.

    She was buried in the castle's Lucy Tower, but years after her death, her lodger confessed to the crime.

    BBC Lincolnshire are now preparing to stage a musical based on her tragic story – and is urging singers with a killer voice to audition.

    Priscilla Biggadike: The Musical will be held in the castle's prison on April 7.

    BBC Lincolnshire is looking for singers aged 16 and over to audition for parts in the production, including the judge, the executioner and Priscilla herself.

    John Offord, outreach project manager at BBC Lincolnshire, said: "There are various accounts of what happened to Priscilla Biggadike and the 30-minute musical will explore different aspects of her story.

    "It's a story that deserves to be retold and remembered, and we want to involve the whole community.

    "You don't need any previous experience to audition – just a passion for singing.

    "There'll be no professional performers involved – just the people of Lincoln looking back at our history and celebrating our heritage."
    Angie Clay, site co-ordinator explained how Priscilla's tragic tale captured people's imaginations.

    She said: "Priscilla lived with her husband Richard in a two-bedroom house with two children and two lodgers. She was hanged for murder after allegedly putting arsenic in a cake. When she was incarcerated, she said she'd seen one of her lodgers do it, Thomas Procter, who was a rat-catcher by trade.

    "She retracted that statement and was convicted of hanging on circumstantial evidence.

    "There was no real proof but the jury convicted her.

    "There's a lot of sympathy around Priscilla – nowadays a jury would have probably found her innocent.

    "After she was hanged, Thomas Proctor confessed on his death bed to the murder of Richard.

    "It's quite a tragic story which captures the imagination – people like to look after an underdog.

    "Priscilla seems to be one of the more famous residents we have at Lincoln Castle and to this day we still have her descendents visiting and occasionally we even find flowers on her grave."

    The auditions will be held on March 22 at the BBC Lincolnshire studios in Newport, Lincoln.

    The deadline for applications is this Sunday.

    Anyone interested is asked to call the station on 01522 511411 or e-mail lincolnshire@bbc.co.uk

    This page says Priscilla was the first woman to be hanged using the "long drop" message, meant to break the neck. "The Long Drop" is quite a song - it appears at about 30 minutes on the recording.


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Subject: RE: New Radio Ballad: Pricilla Biggadike - the Musical
From: Sooz
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 11:46 AM

Thanks Joe! The broadcast version in the link is a development from the original performance at the Castle.


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Subject: RE: New Radio Ballad: Pricilla Biggadike - the Musical
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 18 Jul 12 - 09:07 AM

Did anyone get a recording of this Radio Ballad please?


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Subject: RE: New Radio Ballad: Pricilla Biggadike - the Musical
From: GUEST,Goldengob
Date: 18 Jul 12 - 06:02 PM

There was a CD produced locally of the radio broadcast - if your interested I'll try and find out if any are still available
Dave Fletcher


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Subject: RE: New Radio Ballad: Pricilla Biggadike - the Musical
From: Goldengob
Date: 18 Jul 12 - 06:07 PM

Just got me cookie back
Dave F


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Subject: RE: New Radio Ballad: Pricilla Biggadike - the Musical
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 19 Jul 12 - 04:09 AM

[i]Subject: RE: New Radio Ballad: Pricilla Biggadike - the Musical
From: GUEST,Goldengob - PM
Date: 18 Jul 12 - 06:02 PM

There was a CD produced locally of the radio broadcast - if your interested I'll try and find out if any are still available
Dave Fletcher[i/]

That would be good. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: New Radio Ballad: Pricilla Biggadike - the Musical
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 19 Jul 12 - 04:10 AM

P.S. How does [i]..[i/] tags work?!!!


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Subject: RE: New Radio Ballad: Pricilla Biggadike - the Musical
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 12 - 07:06 AM

P.S. How does [i]..[i/] tags work?!!!

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P.S. How does [i]..[i/] tags work?!!!


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