A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there's more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame comes but not in the way she imagines. Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain, convicted of the cold-blooded killing of her unfaithful lover. The Thrill of Love takes a new look at the real woman behind the headlines and at the events that drive her to murder.