8:30pm – Thursday, June 28 on ABC1
Clive Reason (Rupert Penry-Jones) is in Oxford prosecuting three students who allegedly sexually assaulted a waitress and he is up against a particularly intimidating defence barrister.
Clive begins to waver, but a chance encounter with an old friend helps him discover a passion for prosecuting he didn’t know he had. When the case is in danger of collapsing, Clive is faced with one of the biggest decisions of his career.
Martha (Maxine Peake) is defending Ricky Armitage who trashed his local mini-mart and attacked the shopkeeper.
His level of violence and lack of remorse is astounding, yet Martha tries to divert the self-destructive path that Ricky was fated to walk.