Episode 15. The Bloody Barber of Rue des Marmousets
Growing up in London I was familiar with the story of Sweeny Todd the bloody barber of fleet street who would cut more than your hair before despatching you to his neighbour Mrs Lovatt to turn you into a pie. So imagine my surprise when, on moving to Paris I discover that they have claimed this story as their own. Sweeny Pierre maybe? But who really came up with the story? Is it based on any truth? And how do the French and English stories differ?