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Created by Jimmy McGovern, each episode of this series examines a person who is accused of a crime and what led them to end up in the Dock.

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Series cast summary:
Michael Maloney ...  Judge 4 episodes, 2012
Andrew Readman ...  Prosecuting Barrister / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Chord Melodic ...  Clerk of Court / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Rosina Carbone Rosina Carbone ...  Defence Barrister / ... 3 episodes, 2010-2012
Robert Sheehan ...  Stephen Cartwright 2 episodes, 2012
John Bishop ...  Peter Cartwright 2 episodes, 2012
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ...  Jake Murray 2 episodes, 2012
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This anthology series written by Jimmy McGovern follows various characters as they await a verdict on their trial and reflect on how they came to be accused. Each of the episodes follows a different central character, with Christopher Eccleston, Benjamin Smith, Juliet Stevenson, Olivia Colman, Sean Bean, Sheridan Smith and Anne-Marie Duff among the actors to step into the dock. Written by allison2099

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10 crimes, 10 lives hanging in the balance.

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Crime | Drama

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English

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15 November 2010 (UK) See more »

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Accused - Eine Frage der Schuld See more »

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Both Christopher Eccleston and Peter Capaldi have played The Doctor in BBC's TV series 'Doctor Who' (2005) See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.80 (2010) See more »

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Cracking series by stellar writer
20 December 2010 | by jegpadSee all my reviews

Each of these individual one hour stories are captivating from start to finish. Jimmy McGovern excels in tight scripts which gripped me with their realism and pace. The series is further enhanced by fine English acting.

Each episode begins with a person in a prison cell awaiting trial. Flashbacks build up to a crescendo as to why the accused is on trial and whether or not they will be found guilty. The concept is great for those who love a whodunnit type scenario, only this time it's did they didn't they. And even if they did, the complexities of the back story provides moral angles which make you the judge too. Lovely armchair stuff.

In a year when the BBC has had to generally tread carefully in its broadcasting post the faux pas by Ross and Brand on radio which caused thicker red tape to be introduced, this miniseries is one of the few stars in an otherwise cloudy darkness.

It is one of the few, if only, must see fictional programmes on British television today and I thoroughly recommend it.


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