Television TV

Crown Court

Produced by Granada television and ran between 1972 & 1984, this was always aired during lunchtimes, 3 days a week and was very popular.

The storyline was set around the happenings of the courtroom, although the cases were fictional, the jurors were real people brought in from a Granada TV afternoon audience. Many actors who would become famous found themselves in the docks - Ben Kingsley, Bob Hoskins, Michael Elphick and Pauline Quirke, to name a few.


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Crown Court Last post by George 1978
01 August 2018
Crown Court Last post by spadino
05 November 2007

Do You Remember Crown Court?

Do You Remember Crown Court?

  • Anonymous user
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    Yes, I remember it very well and whilst it included some rather bizarre and unlikely cases; it is procedure was correct. I was only 9 or 10 at the time and watched on some of the days that I was off school, either in the holidays or if I was not feeling well ( I am epileptic) and it was probably this drama which got me interested in Law generally, although I now deal with commercial litigation, in particular debt recovery and breach of contract. I am now 50 and still work in Credit Management some of the work is related directly to litigation, although in the Civil Courts, not a Criminal one potrayed here. However, I have been in Crown Court to give evidence in connection with a fraud which had been committed against my employer. I have also sat on a Jury. So really this programme primed me for the line of business I have now worked in since I was 20. OK some of the cases were a bit far fetched (the peanuts episode being one), but equally the procedure was correct and certainly gave me an insight what it was like to be witness when some 25 years later I was indeed required to give evidence in a Criminal Case relating to false accounting and demanding money with menaces. Great programme for its day.
  • Anonymous user
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    Remember it vaguely, whilst around the house..my mum probably had it on. never liked the opening music for some reason!
  • Anonymous user
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    yes..those wittering air-heads....
  • Anonymous user
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    It is heartbreaking to think that in place of well-written and acted daytime drama such as this we now have 'Loose Women'.
  • Anonymous user
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    In this drama, fictional legal cases were acted out, weekly. The jury was made up of members of the public who had to reach their own verdict at the end.