In A Clear Cut Case Edward Bray is in the magistrates charged with two counts of sexual assault against 13 year old Pauline Poole. Bray had inveigled his way into the life of the Poole family who were down on their luck and living in a caravan park.
Once Eddie is in the stand it is clear that he has learning difficulties and is not telling the whole truth about what has happened.
A particularly hard hitting case tackling a difficult subject. This was young Sarah Brown’s first professional performance. Producer Peter Duguid had seen her in a school play a couple of years earlier and remembered her when the role came up. She did such a good job she was rewarded with a record token as well as her actual fee!
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 8 May 1973
Writer: Jeremy Seabrook, Michael O’Neill / Production Design: Fred Pusey / Director: Peter Duguid
Series: Six Days of Justice Season 2 Episode 2
John Bindon as Edward Bray
Sarah Brown as Pauline Poole
George Waring as Clerk of Court
Martin Heller as Mr Atkinson
Jean Boht as Mrs Taylor
Jill Balcon as Chairman of Magistrates
Meadows White as Usher
Michael Elwyn as Mr Soames
Brigid Panet as Mrs Poole
Jon Croft as Det Sgt Wheatley
George Moon as Mr Stubbs
Neil Seiler as Probation Officer
Derek Martin as Warrant Officer
Richard Young as Magistrate
Arnold Locke as Magistrate