Last year I stumbled across the YouTube channel of Curious World on a return trip from London. Then we have started working together – I provided Curious World with ideas and facts about the Ratcliffe Highway murders and the result is a three-part documentary about this exciting criminal case. The documentary chronicles the horrific events that took place in Shadwell and Wapping, East London in December of 1811.
And that’s not all: For the intro and outro, Curious World used a song by “Junge und Junge” – in other words by Gökmen Aktas (and me). We were asked by some viewers if it is possible to buy the song – so maybe it’s time for the boy (“Junge”) and me to work together again. Stay tuned for more music by us! You can watch the documentary about the Ratcliffe Highway Murders here.
Title photo: The crossroads Cable Street and Cannon Street are connected to the Ratcliffe Highway Murders (Photo: Philipp Röttgers)
About Philipp Röttgers
Philipp Röttgers (M. A.), born in 1989, is author, musician and writer. He is drummer for PARIAHLORD. Philipp studied »English Literatures and Cultures« in Bonn, Germany. His first book about his favourite band Genesis was published in 2015.
His second book “London and its genius loci – a journey beyond time and place” was published in 2019. Philipp feels deeply connected to London, more than to any other place in the world. He is an expert in the capital’s (and Britain’s) literature and culture. He is also a “Ripperologist” (and was already featured in the magazine of the same name) and of 2020, he also lead walks through London. Get in touch via mail for more information.