Crown Court (1972)

Crown Court is an afternoon television courtroom drama produced by Granada Television for the ITV network that ran from 1972, when the Crown Court system replaced Assize courts and Quarter sessions in the legal system of England and Wales, to 1984. A court case in the crown court of the fictional town of Fulchester would typically be played out over three afternoons in half-hour episodes and the most frequent format was for the prosecution case to be presented in the first two episodes and the defence in the third, although there were some later, brief variations. Although those involved in the case were actors, the jury was made up of members of the general public from the immediate Granada Television franchise area taken from the electoral register and eligible for real jury service: it was this jury alone which decided the verdict. Indeed, production publicity of the time stated that, for many of the scripts, two endings were written and rehearsed to cope with the jury's independent decision which was delivered for the first time, as in a real court case, when the foreman was asked by the actor playing the judge, while the programme's recording progressed. However, the course of some cases would lead the jury being directed to return "not guilty" verdicts.

Release Date: 1972-10-11
Seasons: 1 2 3 4
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 23
Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
Sam Kelly
Sam Kelly
David Ryall
David Ryall
Mona Hammond
Mona Hammond
Jane Carr
Jane Carr
Paul Freeman
Paul Freeman
Earl Cameron
Earl Cameron
Kenneth Colley
Kenneth Colle...
Michael Sheard
Michael Shear...
Milton Johns
Milton Johns
Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa
Burnell Tucker
Burnell Tucke...
Kenneth Cranham
Kenneth Cranh...
Nigel Havers
Nigel Havers
Gwen Taylor
Gwen Taylor
Maureen Lipman
Maureen Lipma...
Hermione Baddeley
Hermione Badd...
Liz Smith
Liz Smith
Don Henderson
Don Henderson
Bernard Kay
Bernard Kay
Pat Heywood
Pat Heywood
Stella Tanner
Stella Tanner
Richard Griffiths
Richard Griff...
Patrick Troughton
Patrick Troug...
Allan Cuthbertson
Allan Cuthber...
Maxine Audley
Maxine Audley
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Ann Lynn
Ann Lynn
Warren Clarke
Warren Clarke
Denys Hawthorne
Denys Hawthor...
David Calder
David Calder
Patrick Newell
Patrick Newel...
Ian McCulloch
Ian McCulloch
Jack Shepherd
Jack Shepherd
Judy Parfitt
Judy Parfitt
Jane Lapotaire
Jane Lapotair...
Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford D...
Peter Bowles
Peter Bowles
Madeline Smith
Madeline Smit...
Tom Conti
Tom Conti
Alison Steadman
Alison Steadm...
Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
Patrick Godfrey
Patrick Godfr...
Donald Sumpter
Donald Sumpte...
Tony Haygarth
Tony Haygarth
Miriam Karlin
Miriam Karlin
Kenneth Cope
Kenneth Cope
Graham Crowden
Graham Crowde...
Kathleen Byron
Kathleen Byro...
Robert Powell
Robert Powell
Peter Sallis
Peter Sallis
Nick Tate
Nick Tate
Ray McAnally
Ray McAnally
David Lodge
David Lodge
Norman Rossington
Norman Rossin...
Roger Lloyd-Pack
Roger Lloyd-P...
Sheila Burrell
Sheila Burrel...
Lewis Collins
Lewis Collins
Geoffrey Hughes
Geoffrey Hugh...
Don Warrington
Don Warringto...
John Normington
John Normingt...
Ursula Howells
Ursula Howell...
Edward Hardwicke
Edward Hardwi...
Mervyn Johns
Mervyn Johns
Patrick Barr
Patrick Barr
Derek Bond
Derek Bond
Thorley Walters
Thorley Walte...
Shane Briant
Shane Briant
Lesley Dunlop
Lesley Dunlop
Aubrey Morris
Aubrey Morris
Norman Bird
Norman Bird
Marianne Stone
Marianne Ston...
Michael Gwynn
Michael Gwynn
Peter Cartwright
Peter Cartwri...
Jeff Rawle
Jeff Rawle
Megs Jenkins
Megs Jenkins
Michael Elphick
Michael Elphi...
Mark Dignam
Mark Dignam
George Coulouris
George Coulou...
Maria Aitken
Maria Aitken
David Troughton
David Trought...
Cyril Shaps
Cyril Shaps
Anthony Ainley
Anthony Ainle...
Dinah Sheridan
Dinah Sherida...
William Lucas
William Lucas
Frank Middlemass
Frank Middlem...
Geoffrey Bayldon
Geoffrey Bayl...
John Bailey
John Bailey
Glynn Edwards
Glynn Edwards
Richard Pearson
Richard Pears...
Luan Peters
Luan Peters
Harry Fowler
Harry Fowler
Frank Thornton
Frank Thornto...
Leslie Dwyer
Leslie Dwyer
Patricia Lawrence
Patricia Lawr...
Glyn Houston
Glyn Houston
Dulcie Gray
Dulcie Gray
Windsor Davies
Windsor Davie...
John Arnatt
John Arnatt
James Cossins
James Cossins
Cheryl Hall
Cheryl Hall
Donald Hewlett
Donald Hewlet...
Arthur English
Arthur Englis...
Diane Keen
Diane Keen
Sydney Tafler
Sydney Tafler
Christopher Benjamin
Christopher B...
Tony Doyle
Tony Doyle
John Savident
John Savident
Ian Marter
Ian Marter
Linda Hayden
Linda Hayden
Ralph Bates
Ralph Bates
David Buck
David Buck
Peter Dyneley
Peter Dyneley
Griffith Jones
Griffith Jone...
Charles Kay
Charles Kay
Patricia Cutts
Patricia Cutt...
Duncan Lamont
Duncan Lamont
Geoffrey Whitehead
Geoffrey Whit...
Maurice O'Connell
Maurice O'Con...
Victor Maddern
Victor Madder...
Bernard Archard
Bernard Archa...
Conrad Phillips
Conrad Philli...
Geoffrey Toone
Geoffrey Toon...
William Marlowe
William Marlo...
George Pravda
George Pravda
Garfield Morgan
Garfield Morg...
William Gaunt
William Gaunt
Moira Redmond
Moira Redmond
James Grout
James Grout
William Fox
William Fox
James Laurenson
James Laurens...
James Maxwell
James Maxwell
Joan Sanderson
Joan Sanderso...
Ewan Roberts
Ewan Roberts
John Bennett
John Bennett
Peter Copley
Peter Copley
Peter Madden
Peter Madden
Ewen Solon
Ewen Solon
Victor Brooks
Victor Brooks
Freda Dowie
Freda Dowie
Roger Lloyd Pack
Roger Lloyd P...
Eve Pearce
Eve Pearce
Erik Chitty
Erik Chitty
Doreen Mantle
Doreen Mantle
Judith Barker
Judith Barker
Godfrey Quigley
Godfrey Quigl...
Ivor Roberts
Ivor Roberts
David Ross (1945)
David Ross (1...
Mollie Maureen
Mollie Mauree...
Michael Ripper
Michael Rippe...
Harry Locke
Harry Locke