Jury, The (ITV-1 2002 with Antony Sher and Derek Jacobi)

Drama surrounding a controversial murder trial of a 15-year old Sikh schoolboy accused of brutally killing another boy.

A lot of the action tales place in the courtroom but this courtroom drama differs from others in that the jurors are not nameless extras (in fact they are all pretty big name performers) but are the focus of the drama and we peer into their personal lives away from the courtroom.

The series was the first ever to be allowed to film inside the historic Old Bailey courthouse.

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cast
ANTHONY SHER as Gerald Lewis QC (Prosecution)
DEREK JACOBI as George Cording QC (Defense)
SONNELL DADRAL as Duvinder Singh (The Accused)
PETER VAUGHAN as Michael Colchester

Jurors:-
SYLVIA SIMS as Elsie Beamish
NICHOLAS FARRELL AS Jeremy Crawford
NINA SOSANYA as Marcia Thomas
MICHAEL MALONEY as Peter Segal
HELEN McCRORY as Rose Davies
GERARD BUTLER as Johnnie Donne
SARAH-LOUISE YOUNG as Jessica
CONNOR McINTYRE as Derek Batey
WILLIAM HOYLAND as Hector
GILLIAN BARGE as Eva Prohaska
STUART BUNCE as Charles Gore
PAUL REYNOLDS as Warren Murray

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Writer: Peter Morgan / Executive Producers: Peter Morgan, Andy Harries / Producer: Francis Hopkinson / Director: Pete Travis

UK / ITV-1 – Granada / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 February – 18 March 2002

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