Judge Robert Rinder, host of daytime show Judge Rinder, sort of revives the Crown Court format for a prime time audience. The two parter, premiering on Friday 8 December at 8.00pm on ITV, sees the judge presiding over a brand new case based on a real-life arsenic poisoning.
The court is sworn in, and Judge Rinder guides viewers through the murder trial, clarifying the proceedings of the complex legal case. A case for the prosecution is made followed by the defence.
After the trial has concluded, Judge Rinder will reveal the decision of the jury in the original case – will viewers come to the same concusion?
In part one, the prosecution witnesses take to the stand as a case is made against James Byron, who has been accused of murdering his wife. The prosecution call doctors, police officers, friends and family, all of whom paint a picture of an adulterous, callous man with penchant for poison. Is James Byron a murderer? Or perhaps this was simply a tragic accident, or even suicide? It is up to the viewers to make up their own minds.
Judge Rinder’s Crown Court Episode 1 (of 2) airs Friday 8 December 2017 from 8.00pm on ITV.