One by one, defendants are led into court to face their fate. Willy and Frankie, Helen and Liam, family man Kenny and 17-year-old Stephen are ordinary people, or so it seems. Are they innocent or guilty? Will the jury make the right decision? From the writer of Cracker and The Street, winner of two international Emmys®, this British anthology series pulls you in as the tension builds. With Sean Bean, Christopher Eccleston, Juliet Stevenson, Andy Serkis, and Peter Capaldi. 10 episodes, 10 3/4 hrs, 4 DVDs, SDH.
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Disc 1: Series 1
Willy is a hardworking plumber and family man. When his business sours at the same time as his daughter announces her engagement, he resorts to desperate measures to keep up appearances.
After getting in trouble with the law, Frankie and his friend Peter join the army to avoid prison. But in Afghanistan, the soldiers suffer brutality from their own commanding officer. The cruelty drives Peter and Frankie to unspeakable acts.
Helen Rylan is distraught over the death of her son in a workplace accident. Not satisfied with the official story, she seeks answers from the company. But she is stonewalled at every turn-and there's no fury like that of a grieving mother.
Disc 2: Series 1
Liam is a cab driver with a gambling problem and a sick wife. He becomes increasingly obsessed with one of his regular fares, to the point where his fixation leads to theft-and even worse crimes.
When his young daughter is assaulted in the park, Kenny and his two best mates seek revenge. But are they targeting the right man? And can they live with the consequences of their actions?
When Alison's marriage falls apart, her vengeful husband won't be satisfied until he completely destroys her. With his policeman father, they plot to make sure that that happens-but Alison isn't about to go down without a fight.
Disc 3: Series 2
Mo and Sue's Story
A gang shooting has galvanized the women of the community, and Mo is the most vocal of them all. She is determined to put a stop to the violence that has taken over her neighborhood. But what she discovers may derail her efforts to clean up the streets.
Stephen is a troubled teenager, anguished over the death of his mother. When the hospice nurse who cared for his mother expresses a romantic interest in his father, it throws Stephen into a tailspin of anxiety and paranoia that threatens the whole family.
Disc 4: Series 2
Simon is a lonely English professor with a secret: he has a transvestite alter-ego, Tracie. When an engineer named Tony comes to Tracie's aid one night, the two fall in love. But their affair may lead them down a dangerous path.
Tina is a hardworking corrections officer in a tough juvenile prison. When one of her charges commits suicide, her desire to uncover the truth results in betrayal, cover-ups, and taking matters into her own hands.
- Behind-the-scenes (22 minutes)
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 620 minutes, plus bonus programming
Number of Discs: 4
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
"Television drama this good is a rarity." --The Observer (UK)
"So good it deserves an award." --The Observer (UK)
"One of the stand-out shows of the year" --Evening News (UK)