Babes in the Wood was a very short lived UK sitcom starring Karl Howman (Charlie), Samantha Janus (Ruth), Denise Van Outen (Leigh) and Natalie Walter (Caralyn) where we see three female flatmates doing the usual things that women do though these three have the pleasure of putting up with their neighbour Charlie. After the first series Ruth got married and Frankie moved into the flat with Leigh and Caralyn. The first series aired at 9pm on Thursdays. The second series aired at 10pm on Tuesdays.

Babes in the Wood - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1998-07-23

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The Babes in the Wood murders were the murders of two nine-year old girls, Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway, on 9 October 1986. The bodies of the girls were found in Wild Park, Moulsecoomb, north of Brighton, England on the following day. They had been strangled and sexually assaulted. Nicola and Karen, who were neighbours on an estate in Brighton, were last seen alive after going out to play. A 20-year-old local roofer, Russell Bishop, was arrested soon afterwards and tried for the rape and strangulation of the two girls during 1987, but was acquitted. The case remains open. Bishop was convicted in December 1990 of the kidnapping and attempted murder of a seven-year-old girl in Whitehawk 10 months earlier, and sentenced to life imprisonment. Nicola’s father, Barrie Fellows, was arrested in 2009 at his home in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, on suspicion of rape and conspiracy to rape his deceased daughter shortly before her death. A friend of the Fellows family, Douglas Judd, was also arrested for suspicion of sexual offenses. A spokeswoman for the Sussex Police said the investigation into sexual abuse allegations was unrelated to the ongoing murder inquiry. No charges were brought against them and they were released. On 10 May 2016, a man was arrested for the murders. The suspect was initially not named for legal reasons. On 2 February 2018, it was announced that Russell Bishop will go on trial for the murders at the Old Bailey; the case is expected to start on 15 October 2018.

Babes in the Wood - Notes and references - Netflix

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