One Step Beyond - Netflix

Posted on Wed 26 June 2019 in netflix

During the era of The Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond is a show that told real stories about supernatural encounters. Host John Newland narrated stories of ghosts, monsters, mysterious disappearances, and supernatural circumstances in which no logical answer to explain the events was found. Along with dramatic and eerie re-enactments, viewers couldn't help but wonder if the paranormal truly exists.

One Step Beyond - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1959-01-20

One Step Beyond - John Babbacombe Lee - Netflix

John Henry George Lee (1864 – c. 19 March 1945), better known as John “Babbacombe” Lee or “The Man They Couldn't Hang”, was an Englishman famous for surviving three attempts to hang him for murder. Born in Abbotskerswell, Devon, Lee served in the Royal Navy, and was a known thief. In 1885, he was convicted of the brutal murder of his employer, Emma Keyse, at her home at Babbacombe Bay near Torquay on 15 November 1884 with a knife. The evidence was weak and circumstantial, amounting to little more than Lee having been the only male in the house at the time of the murder, his previous criminal record, and being found with an unexplained cut on his arm. Despite this and his claim of innocence, he was sentenced to hang. At times, he was thought to be “the man you shouldn't hang” due to suspected divine intervention.

One Step Beyond - Portrayals - Netflix

The tale of Lee has inspired a play, a film (The Life Story of John Lee, or The Man They Could Not Hang), a folk opera and a teleplay.

One Step Beyond - References - Netflix